S. Worthen (owlfish) wrote,
S. Worthen
owlfish

Shooting

One of the advantages and disadvantages of teaching an online class is never getting to meet my students. For once, our lack of face-to-face on campus contact has a benefit: there was a shooting on the UALR campus last night. The victim is in hospital. Classes on campus were canceled last night.

I hope my students are safe. I want them safe on campus too, but am selfishly grateful that, at least for now, they weren't endangered for any of the classes I teach. Online teaching can be very effective, but I feel sorry for students who never have a chance to interact with any of their instructors face-to-face. This shouldn't be a reason to encourage online classes in lieu of face-to-face ones even if, temporarily, it's a comfort.
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