Communications of the Association for Information Systems


In 2020, the coronavirus disease of 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic caused universities around the world to abruptly transition to remote learning. This transition significantly disrupted higher education and impacted both graduate and undergraduate students’ stress levels. However, one can implement remote learning via a method with lower stress that also helps prepare students for an increasingly digital workplace. Additionally, different modes of remote learning could enable students to enhance their digital competencies. In this paper, I describe a teaching practice in which I modified one undergraduate and one graduate course to reduce students’ stress from remote learning and provide opportunities for students to enhance their digital competency in adaptability, conceptual thinking, and digital literacy. Overall, the students and I found the experience positive. I will continue this practice in online courses even once higher education campuses return to face-to-face delivery.





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