As mentioned in a previous post, UMass recently dropped its mask mandate. My goal is, as always, to have as many students feel comfortable in my class as possible. In this case, that means offering a way for those who may not wish (for whatever reason) to be in a large class of unmasked folks to participate. As such, I have finally taken the plunge to offer a fully hybrid option for Physics 132 for the second half of the semester. Students will now be able to participate in one of three ways:
- Attend class in the “old-school” way.
- Engage asynchronously via watching recordings of class which have been chunked into smaller pieces by my undergraduate video editor.
- Attend class remotely and synchronously via Zoom.
We will see how this goes!