Sometime back I mentioned that I felt like I was getting a headache after being on Google Meet after Google Meet each Wednesday. Apparently, there’s something to this. It’s called ‘Zoom fatigue’.
Today we had a department meeting online. As always, it was a meeting that could’ve been an email if meetings are about information alone. But as this pandemic is showing, it’s clear that if there’s a benefit to meeting it’s not for the information alone but for whatever comes out of human interaction. This is true of teaching as well. Information can be made available online but it’s hard to teach when not in person.