An Uneasy, Challenging, Yet Meaningful Experience: A Reflection on a Face-to-Face to Online Synchronous COVID-19 Course Transition

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creative teaching, student focused, COVID-19, pandemic, online instruction


During the 2020 spring semester, as COVID-19 infection rates increased, universities and colleges closed campuses and moved courses online. All of these responses occurred as the Center for Disease Control (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO), and other national and global health organizations attempted to understand this new and deadly illness. Library and Information Science (LIS) schools were, in particular, ready for this unexpected education shift with their long history of online learning and online engagement. This article is both a reflection on and analysis of the teaching experiences of the author during this period of crisis.