COVID-19 & RTF’s Tailor-made Approach to Remote Learning
When the COVID-19 pandemic forced students and faculty to leave campus and move online in March, RTF faculty and staff dove head-first into figuring out how to best meet the needs of our students. We immediately recognized that a one-size-fits-all approach to teaching online courses wouldn’t work for our department. Instead, we focused on how to best preserve course learning objectives, applying different teaching methods and technologies to fit the unique needs of each course, using live video-conferencing, pre-recorded lectures, interactive discussion forums, and a mix of all of the above. Our commitment to teaching excellence and student-centered approach was at the heart of everything we did.
In this time of uncertainty, the Department of Radio TV Film remains committed to teaching excellence, while continuing to prioritize the safety and well-being of our students. We hope to resume teaching in-person classes in fall, but while we wait for decisions to be made by UW System and UWO leaders, preparations are already underway to ensure that we can provide high quality educational experiences for our students. At this point no one knows what the fall will look like, but RTF is ready for in-person, hybrid and online courses.