For over 20 years, I sought to avoid online teaching and even hybrid course design. Learning and teaching are more than the transfer of knowledge. They are about falling deeply in love with a subject matter, research question, theory or practice. They involve a reciprocal relationship between educator and students in which together they question ideas, discover approaches and solve problems. This is really difficult to accomplish via an online platform or email correspondence. People of all ages, socioeconomic backgrounds and cultures are currently citing high levels of isolation, and most of us are less connected to people outside of our bubble. Without the ability to establish new relationships, we are not challenged to understand perspectives other than our own.
Jillian Campana, theatre professor and associate dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences
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