Finally an almost normal semester, halfway through even the masks came off. Hybrid teaching is here to stay – we seem to have all become quite tech savvy. In GLS102 we talk about comparative politics and government, and a lot about the news …
Our first hybrid semester – a challenge, but completed with success. ‘Globalization’ and ‘Science, Tech & Society’ in hybrid mode, and a fully remote Globalization class with students in China.
It’s remarkable how we have learned: already quite a ‘tech optimist’, the whole remote teaching/learning experience became routine in this spring semester….it will not go away
All classes online this semester. A new normal? We’ll continue ‘virtually’ next semester. Classes went well. Student resilience is remarkable. Besides my regular ‘Comparative Government & Politics’ classes, I developed and taught an interactive, interdisciplinary course on ‘Science, Technology, and Society’: this weekly three hour seminar style class included of lectures, team work, and many talks by visiting faculty. A challenge and an achievement in one!
So, as Bentley reopens, my classes will be online only – synchronously. Two sections of GLS102 Comparative Government & Politics and an experimental class: GLS298 Science, Technology, and Society offered under the broader umbrella of ‘Business and Society’ and with the help of more than ten guest speakers, other faculty from Bentley. Though circumstances are challenging, I look forward to the new semester. And I’m well set up in my home ‘studio’!
I don’t think we’ll ever forget this semester. No ‘selfie’ posing this time … yet, proud of this semester’s resilient and patient group of students…
The COVID-19 crisis is a truly global pandemic, that requires a global response. My classes in Comparative Government and Globalization have gone online, as so many other classes. Technology is the support of this remarkable and complete move to physical distancing and remote contact
We are organizing a series of events on campus under the #Stonewall50 umbrella. I am proud of the posters made by IDCC STUDIOHOUSE / Megan Nadeau to illustrate Bentley’s complicated LGBTQ history.