My focus during the workshops was on developing the most effective possible teaching methods for fully online classes. My fall courses all will be online. My students deserve an effective "educative" experience, to use one of Dewey's terms. We lose much of the social aspect of learning, at least the face-to-face aspect, with fully online courses. I received wonderful ideas from the MOBTS conference that will guide me toward delivering a psychologically safe and rich educative experience this fall.
This NY Times article illustrates a concern I have for the fall. Some professors may refuse to teach in classrooms. They will clash with university policies requiring seated classes. On many campuses, I suspect that the start of the fall semester will be chaotic. I am better prepared now than I was a week ago. Thank you MOBTS.
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