"I really have my doubts about online-education as a whole..."
Question: I really have my doubts about online-education as a whole. The whole prospect seems very 'sketchy' to me, and I doubt that online-based courses can ever surpass in-person classes in terms of benefit to the student."
Answer: "After taking my first class, I realized that in many ways 'Zoom' based online-classes were superior than in-person classes. From being able to see both my teachers and fellow students, and they in turn being able to see me, it was pretty much like having an entire classroom but from my own home."
-Brian Chin, former student
Question: "What if I am shy? Will I still be able to participate? What if I cannot participate enough?"
Answer: "In many ways it was easier to participate. The ZOOM technology and the organization of the class is set-up so that if you want to participate, all you have to do is raise your virtual hand. No talking over each other like in class sometimes! The class environment made me feel secure enough and the staff was professional and understanding, so I ended-up participating even more than I have ever participated in a regular classroom!"
-Lizbeth Jacobs, former student
"The class' unique online delivery, allows students from across the world to learn from one another, engage in rich discussions across social boundaries..."
-Julian McNeil, former student
"I got to participate in discussions that I absolutely would not have on a regular basis."
-Karlene Joseph, former student
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The Psychology of Diversity PSYC E-1507 course explores the links between diversity and psychological processes at the individual, interpersonal, and international levels.
Date: September 3-December 17
Time: Tuesdays, 5:50-7:50 pm EST
Location: Live Online Web Conference Harvard Extension Course using Zoom
This is a limited – enrollment Harvard Extension School course.
Registration ends August 29.
The Psychology of Diversity Team