‘MTSU On the Record’ offers ideas on keeping stude...

‘MTSU On the Record’ offers ideas on keeping students focused during pandemic

Adapting to teaching and learning from a distance was the topic of a recent “MTSU On the Record” radio program.

Dr. Ryan Korstange, Department of University Studies, University College

Dr. Ryan Korstange

Host Gina Logue’s interview with Dr. Ryan Korstange, an assistant professor of university studies, first aired Aug. 25 on WMOT-FM Roots Radio 89.5 and You can listen to their conversation above.

In an April 7, 2020, article for The Conversation, Korstange outlined six ways that students can keep their motivation high if they’re learning at home.

His recommendations include guarding their time, determining the amount of work needed, breaking large projects into smaller ones, setting goals, identifying rewards and being flexible.

WMOT Roots Radio 89.5 FM logoKorstange said he also believes flexibility is essential for teachers as they adjust to teaching remotely.

“What we have to do as instructors is realize that we’re teaching whole people and not disembodied minds,” Korstange said.

“Even though we’re working on educational content and we’re concerned about what students know, who they are, how they feel, what’s going on for theml is really important.”

To hear previous “MTSU On the Record” programs, visit the searchable “Audio Clips” archives at

For more information about the radio program, contact Logue at 615-898-5081 or WMOT-FM at 615-898-2800.