Academic Exchange Quarterly   ISSN 1096-1453   Volume 24, Issue 3   Fall 2020

                                  COVID-19 Unplanned Problems

Welcome to the expended Fall 2020 AEQ edition: available in print and online - every effort is made
to eliminate print and distribution delays. Meanwhile, while waiting for regular print and delivery to resume,
please accept a complimentary copy of SIB book – any volume from fourteen available – mailed in 48
hours of your email request.

After summer and several weeks into 2020-21 school year, faculty and students remain to be challenged
by COVID-19 related problems. All realize teaching and learning are becoming different from the traditional
one in previous years.

Faculty, typically thrown into remote work without proper training, frequently do not understand overhyped
digital technology such as virtual lesson plans, grading software or online assessments. For vast majority
of students, online education is a big barrier to academic success. Especially when there is no fast internet
connection, a quiet place to study, a stable home environment.

Moreover digital technology, today’s version, cannot replace a teacher who acts as a guide, a mentor and
an inspiration for students. Such multifaceted responsibility cannot be replaced by technology of any kind.
Not to mention, virtual education is not a match to school’s role - illustrated in Ten Bridges between School
and Community
Edward G. Olsen School And Community. The Philosophy, Procedures, and Problems of
Community Study and Service through Schools and Colleges, Prentice-Hall, New York, 1945.

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Stay well while enjoying your upcoming holidays
Steve S. Pec, Editor and/or Publisher since 1997