Students benefit from assignments that give them screen time breaks: Opinion

October 16, 2020

Students benefit from having assignments that allow them to take breaks from screen time now that their courses are mostly online, writes Beckie Supiano. The author describes how spending time videoconferencing can be exhausting and can lead to students’ attention being difficult to capture. The article describes some of the ways instructors who are teaching online courses engage their students without the use of technology. Some have students complete their assignments through writing exercises, interview assignments that have students physically connect with another person, and technology-free outdoor walks. Another technique is to encourage students to use paper notebooks for their notes to help them spread out their work. Chronicle of Higher Ed (International)