Adapting to teaching and learning from a distance was the topic of a recent “MTSU On the Record” radio program.
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 www.wmot.org. 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.
Korstange 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 www.mtsunews.com.
For more information about the radio program, contact Logue at 615-898-5081 or WMOT-FM at 615-898-2800.