Dear Commons Community,
I want to thank my students at Hunter College this semester for their participation and willingness to adjust to the move of our courses to online mode during the coronavirus pandemic. Last week, students submitted their final papers, and on Tuesday and Thursday evening, they made brief presentations of their projects using Zoom. Since our abrupt switch to online mode back in March because of the coronavirus, we had to make a lot of adjustments to how our course was conducted. Using asynchronous discussion boards on Sunday through Tuesday and Zoom sessions on Wednesday worked fairly well but only because there was enthusiastic participation by just about all of the students. I would also mention that most of my students teach in New York City public schools and had to completely readjust their schedules as they moved to remote learning for all of their own classes.
If you would allow me a self-indulgence, here is a comment from one of my students on how the course went: