Much like everyone, we experienced major transitions throughout 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Agricultural Education and Communication faculty and students at the University of Florida moved from regular in-person classroom-based teaching and learning to fully online education and communication environments. However, undergraduate and graduate students in AEC 4035/5032: Communication Practices for Agricultural and Natural Resources remained positive, adjusted several of their final projects, and found ways to document COVID-19’s impacts through photo essays from different perspectives.
Kathryn Ivey, Agricultural Education and Communication graduate student, highlights how two instructors in the Department of Family, Youth and Community Sciences (FYCS) were innovative with connecting students with the sights and sounds of Ireland through an online format when a study abroad program was canceled due to COVID-19.
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