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Q&A: Face To face Learning And The Importance of Adding An Asynchronous Element

Updated: Jun 24, 2022

The COVID-19 pandemic reignited the debate on teaching modalities among teaching faculty, students, and parents around the world. It’s been almost 20 months since the pandemic forced schools and universities to transition to online learning, and each institution has had its fair share of triumphs and setbacks along the way. With an increasing number of students returning to brick and mortar classrooms in the Fall 2021 semester, I decided to sit down 1:1 with Bob Ertischek, J.D. to learn more about his experience with face to face learning as a former educator and how Yellowdig can be best used in this modality.

Bob Ertischek, J.D., is the Senior Academic Liaison at Yellowdig, and works with our partners to share Yellowdig best practices and pedagogy. He received his Bachelor’s degree from University at Buffalo and his Juris Doctor degree from Temple University in Philadelphia. Prior to coming to Yellowdig, Bob founded and led Profology, a professional development community for higher education instructors. He also taught political science for over a decade at Monroe Community College in Rochester, New York and worked at Rochester Institute of Technology as an instructional technologist/faculty developer where he evaluated educational technology and worked with faculty members to use online tools to increase engagement in their courses. Before transitioning to higher education, Bob practiced law in Rochester, New York.