A goal of mine over the past few months of quarantine and working remotely, has been to use the time wisely while staying safe. It was unexpected, but after the initial adjustment opportunities starting coming to the surface.
The Digital Marketing class that I was teaching in the Spring 2020 semester at NYU moved to remote learning mid-term. Students abruptly returned to their home locations of China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Lebanon and various parts of the U.S. My class of 23 students was now scattered throughout the world and needed to finish the class via Zoom. I hadn’t taught remotely before – teaching in front of a class and interacting was something that I enjoyed doing each Tuesday night. NYU quickly ran a few webinars to help instructors adjust and take the uncertainty out of this new normal. The first class in late March was awkward for all, but we began to adapt and made it through to final presentations in May, with each group taking a turn to share their screen. I still look forward to teaching in person, but there was a sense of achievement for both the students and I, that we successfully pivoted to meet this challenge.
Personally, I had a few online certifications that needed a refresh. I was able to take some time to review the education portals and finish my Facebook Blueprint certification, in addition to Google Analytics and Google Ads.