The Return to Face-to-Face Teaching

As we all know, in 2020 the world was plunged into a pandemic that kept practically everyone locked up in their homes, having to get used to a different way of life and adapt to new circumstances.

The field of education was not exempt from this rule. The former face-to-face classes became virtual, and when before we could get together with our classmates while we studied, in the pandemic we limited ourselves to having meetings through Zoom or other platforms.

And this was applied to absolutely all the strata of the item. Gardens, primary, secondary, public and private universities. Including Harvard, one of the most prominent and renowned universities in the world.

After the pandemic passes, after two years of long waiting, Harvard formed a research group whose goal was to answer several questions that came up during the virtual teaching time. These were:

· Are there aspects of remote teaching that can be maintained and expanded?

· What investments would be appropriate, and in what areas should it be better established?

· How do we maintain the innovation and enthusiasm that emerged during virtual teaching?

· How do we make our teaching make a real difference regardless of the abilities or possibilities of the individual learner?

With this proposed goal, the group went out to interview the university's students and faculty, and came up with many interesting results. An extensive analysis of these results is on the internet and is publicly accessible. You can find it here:

Some results were, for example, the advantages of short and interactive content against excessively long content, which fails to capture the attention or interest of students. THe also talks about the importance of forming an educational community, where students and teachers can interact with each other, have debates, discussions, presentations, etc. The report also provides some tools that can be found on the internet to make these goals not so far out of reach.

En Aulasneo we made a live presentation, explaining the main points of the report, and translating them into real life and the possibilities of institutions or entities smaller than Harvard, which has a budget in the magnitude of millions of dollars.

This grounded report is very useful for those who are having trouble connecting with their students or don't know how to maintain an acceptable level of interaction with the course.

Below we share the full video with our Session Aulasneo:

Santiago Anllo
Learner Support Specialistst

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