Adapt and Change: Stories of Moving from Face to Face Teaching to Online Teaching


Ruth Benander


In the spring of 2020, many instructors had to suddenly change from in-person teaching to online teaching. This required instructors and students alike to adapt to the new environment. This editorial essay includes the personal stories of four instructors who had to make the quick change from in-person to online as well as five instructional designers who supported instructors in making the change. These stories are snapshots of how individuals experienced the sudden, necessary adaptations they had to go through.  It is instructive to read these individual accounts because even in their specificity, they are reflective of the experiences of many of their colleagues.