NPR: ‘Panic-gogy’: Teaching Online Classes During The Coronavirus Pandemic

Teacher explaining lesson in video call while girl taking notes. Rear view of university student understanding concepts online while making notes. Young woman studying on computer and writing on notebook sitting in college library.

As colleges across the country pivot online on very short notice, there are a host of complications — from laptops and Internet access to mental health and financial needs.

Digital learning experts have some surprising advice: do less.

“Please Do A Bad Job Of Putting Your Courses Online” is the title of one popular blog post by Rebecca Barrett-Fox, an assistant professor of sociology at Arkansas State University. Her point: “your class is not the highest priority of their or your life right now.” She suggests not requiring students to show up online at a particular time and making all exams open-book and open-Internet.

View full article in NPR.

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