Video conferencing has become the new way of life. For many, in-person meetings, where there is the freedom to use different locations or take walking meetings, have been replaced with virtual meetings. We now leave our desks just a few times during the day, yet we find ourselves exhausted. Often referred to as “Zoom Fatigue,” it’s the feeling of tiredness or burnout after countless video meetings. Here are a few tips and tricks to help combat Zoom Fatigue and set your meetings apart!
One of the adjustments for our team in working remotely is that we have fewer impromptu conversations about current trends or topics in higher education. As part of a move to reconnect and promote scholarly discourse beyond our day-to-day work, several team members decided to participate in a mini bookclub to read and discuss Ungrading: Why Rating Students Undermines Learning (and What to Do Instead), edited by Susan D. Blum.
Due to recent events, many are turning to the platform Zoom Video Communications to virtually communicate. You may have heard the term “Zoombombing.” Zoombombing is when an uninvited attendee crashes your meeting, intending to disrupt and cause problems. There are a few precautions you can take to help prevent Zoomboming in your next meeting.