While many of our students are back onsite full-time, approximately 40% of ICCSD students continue to participate in our fully-online learning program. As each of those students – along with our teachers, community members who spend hours at a time in Zoom meetings, and others – have learned, videoconferencing can be exhausting!
I happened upon a recent article that explores the findings of a Stanford research team that was focused on the root causes of videoconferencing fatigue. This reinforces some of our rationale for limiting the amount of synchronous instructional time, which has been shown to be far more taxing than in-person interaction. Beyond identifying the causes for Zoom fatigue, the team suggested simple fixes that may minimize the negative impacts on meeting participants. A summary of those findings is below, along with some ICCSD-adapted potential fixes. Continue reading Stanford Study Addresses Zoom Fatigue and Potential Fixes