/Lecturer and student relationships matter even more online than on campus | Kate Roll and Marc Ventresca

Lecturer and student relationships matter even more online than on campus | Kate Roll and Marc Ventresca


Teaching students online isn’t about pontificating on a stage, it’s about developing meaningful relationships

In a matter of weeks, universities have changed how we teach in at least one important way: we’re now online. It is now becoming clear that this shift may last at least into the new academic year and likely longer. As lecturers, this is not necessarily something to be afraid of: it’s an unparalleled opportunity to rethink teaching and to refocus on relationships with students.

In the early days of teaching online, the focus was on recreating the familiar set-up of the physical classroom with the professor positioned at the centre – often referred to as the “sage on the stage”. The overall message was that nothing had changed, and the lecturer was still in charge.

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