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Faculty Must Be the Disruptors of Online Education

UIUC - Gies's CAO on Online Education Change

November 7, 2022

In her discussion of online education, Means underscores the necessity for faculty to adapt their teaching methods and embrace innovative technologies to enhance student engagement. She emphasizes the importance of creating inclusive and interactive virtual learning spaces to meet the evolving needs of learners in the digital age.

She explores the integration of Yellowdig, a social interaction platform, into online teaching practices. She emphasizes its role in fostering community, engagement, and meaningful discussions among students in virtual learning environments.


"Faculty must expand their pedagogical capacity to reach learners who have grown accustomed to—and welcome—new approaches to teaching and learning."

About the Author

Dr. Tawnya Means

Dr. Means is the Assistant Dean of Educational Innovation and Chief Learning Officer for Gies College of Business at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

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