My two cents in the discussion about virtual education (an excerpt from The Confession Of The Creative Brain).
The future of education is impossible without a robust online component.
I want you to know what I did last summer!
Getting ready for the fall semester? Here are some hints.
Here I want to point out at the useless but very active discussion how to effectively use Zoom for teaching.
Zoom, Skype, WebEx, Google Meet, Microsoft Teams, or any other meeting software will never be good for teaching.
Hence, distant teaching sucks, and will continue to suck for years ahead.
For curious people - a reward!
No teaching technology can do any good if a teacher who uses it sucks.
Unfortunately, the vast majority of teachers in America sucks at teaching. It is not their fault, though. America dose not have a system of teacher professional development (well, America does not believe in systems in general, and look what she got herself into).
The roots of American decline - in all spheres, including education, starting from education! - is the extreme primitivism practiced by the managers of all levels.