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RE: News from a particle physicist and university lecturer in COVID times

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On the positive side (yes, the word positive can still be used in a reasonable manner), lecturing during COVID allowed for tests of new ways of lecturing. While everything was remote (this was a constant of the 2020-2021 academic year), it is clear that standard lecturing ways would not be appropriate.

Change is inevitable in the world in which we live and necessity is said to be the mother of invention. When standard lecturing ways was no longer appropriate, you found a way to still stay as close as possible to your students. That was creative of you and your colleagues


I would not really call it creative as the idea existed from elsewhere. But at least, there are options and they are worth to try.

I am more and more worried for the next semester, to be honest. The numbers are not so great... We will see, but maybe new strategies (or improved older ones) will be again in order.