“At the end of the day,” said Gomez, “[teaching and learning] are about being interpersonally and emotionally connected with the things that you do.” Online technologies can foster that connection, but they cannot create a connection all by themselves. “If online is the frosting,” said Dede, “how much have you really changed the cake?”
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