The new online learning dress code and other norms

A pants-optional online classroom?

Reported by EdSurge, faculty pausing mid-lecture to remind a student they need to be wearing pants while on ZOOM isn’t even the weirdest classroom norm being violated or determined this fall.

From not bringing your laptop to the bathroom, to not drinking alcohol on-camera during class – these seemingly “obvious” etiquettes are quickly being codified at campuses across the nation.

The takeaway? Online classrooms don’t have the same constraints as our in-person classrooms, and likely require different cultural norms as well. Co-determining these is going to require collaboration, empathy, and a learning curve.

May you continue to fight the good enrollment growth fight at your institution today, and we’ll see you again tomorrow.

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Eric Olsen

Eric brings more than a decade of award-winning creative brand development, marketing analytics and higher education experience to Helix Education. Eric is a graduate of Bradley University and earned his MBA at Lewis University.