Zoom Fatigue: What’s Working – Or Not – In College Online Learning

Kirk Carapezza, WGBH News
The most effective online classes are led by professors who show empathy for their students, according to John Mitchell, who chairs the computer science department at Stanford University. Surveys show most students see online learning as a poor replacement for the classroom because they feel so isolated. “It has been very lonely,” Sam Kunz, a graduate student at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, told GBH News. “At the beginning of the semester, it was most certainly the most stressful time of my life,” said Kunz, who was an undergraduate at a small liberal arts college. “When that spotlight is on you in a Zoom room, you’re blown up on everyone’s screen. So you get one shot, and you don’t want to waste it.”

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