SET Fall 2020 - Minimizing Zoom Fatigue
From Craig Clarkson
Meredith David (Marketing), Christopher Richmann (Academy for Teaching and Learning)
Wednesday, October 14, 2020
The well-documented phenomenon known as “Zoom fatigue” is especially prevalent and costly for instructors. As we come to the mid-point in the semester, faculty who are regularly using Zoom (or other videoconferencing tools) for classes or student meetings can evaluate their habits and approach to these tools, ensuring a balanced and healthy practice that benefits instructor and students. This session will describe the varieties of Zoom fatigue and their causes, giving tips for reducing or eliminating tiring elements of Zoom use generally and with students specifically. Participants will be equipped with tools for tracking Zoom use and mental energy and tactics for creating space on Zoom for enlivening interactions rather than draining encounters.