Remote Learning at Mount Holyoke

From top left to right: Zooming with Mark Shea, Sam Ace, Chisato Kimura ’22 and Katie McMenimen on their experiences with remote learning.

The challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic have propelled our faculty, staff and students into new ways of teaching, helping and learning. Here are stories from the Mount Holyoke community about the transition.


Kyae-Sung Park Configure Five College Lecturer in Korean

Kyae-Sung Park: Bringing MoHome to those away

Making videos gives me a new opportunity to reflect on my teaching by recording my lectures and watching them. It has been very helpful.
Noah Tuleja

Noah Tuleja: theater, connection, compassion

Theater professor Noah Tuleja describes taking his classes online with humor, compassion and heart.
Illustration by Marina Li

As Told To: Melissa Johnson ’20

“There’s this amazing support from my peers. I’ve had some really nice Zoom calls with professors. We know that this is much bigger than the academics.”
Linda Zhang ’20

As Told To: Linda Zhang ’20

“I learned a lot about giving a good presentation and my advisor was really supportive, looking over my slides. She gave me good feedback on presenting.”
Ahlaam Abbasi on Mount Holyoke campus

As Told To: Ahlaam Abbasi ’22

“It’s helpful to know that everyone’s going through the same thing. This is a global issue. Everyone is in this together.”
Samuel Ace

As Told To: Samuel Ace, English

“Online meetings seem to be grounding for some students. Some need to share what’s going on in their lives, to see me and their classmates.”
This is a graphic, depicting students in various dress using studying tools. Each of the four are arranged around a central picture of a teacher in safety glasses holding a bubbling flask.

As Told To: Kathryn McMenimen, chemistry

“This time has really highlighted how engaged students are with their coursework, with their friends, with the faculty, with staff — and with each other.”
Chisato Kimura on campus

As Told To: Chisato Kimura ’22

“There’s a huge sense of community among the people who remained and we’re trying to support each other while doing our best to maintain distance.”
Mark Shea illustration by Marina Li

As Told To: Mark Shea, English

“I want to provide course structures that respect the work they’ve already put in and recognize the situations that they are finding themselves in now.”
gina siepel on campus

As Told To: Gina Siepel, art studio

“I’m interested in having my students document their experiences. Will the work they make now represent something about what this moment felt like?”

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