Live online video is too intimate for most conversations. In real life, we simply aren't up in each other's faces that much unless we actually are engaged in a physically intimate relationship with someone, like our partners, children, or close friends. It's overwhelming to be that close to so many people at once and to have them that close to you.
Providing information about exams to students helps curb cheating and helps them take responsibility for their performance.
The Journal of American Studies recently invited me to be part of a roundtable on teaching in the age of COVID. The essay is available for a short time for free online. Here are some excerpts: To insist that the risk of face-to-face courses during a pandemic is acceptable is to overvalue the parts of... Continue Reading →