Teaching in Times of Crisis: Covid-19 and Classroom Pedagogy

Teaching in Times of Crisis: Covid-19 and Classroom Pedagogy

By Ayesha Ray, King’s College

COVID-19 brought unexpected challenges to institutions of higher learning. Like most academics, as a full-time faculty member teaching political science at a liberal arts college, I also experienced the dramatic changes that came with the transition to distance delivery and remote instruction. My institution shifted to online instruction in mid-March. Although there are major barriers to online teaching (Keengwe and Kidd 2010), this article outlines positive lessons I drew from the transition: what worked and what did not. The methods I used applied to all of my courses for spring 2020.