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As part of the university's response to the global pandemic, conducting experiential learning online has become key to achieving successful outcomes. One course offered at Temple University Rome is leading the charge. A key question Temple has worked to answer throughout the COVID-19 pandemic is, "how best to provide experiential learning opportunities for students who are learning from a distance?
Enter Mary Conran, chief academic officer at Temple University Rome, Andrea Innamorati, senior policy advisor for Italy’s Ministry of the Environment, Land and Sea, and Sustainable Environments, the course—taught by Innamorati—currently leading the charge in experiential distance learning at Temple. | CAL SETAR / THE TEMPLE NEWS
Students in Development and Globalization had a unique opportunity last fall to directly engage with refugees from Iraq and Syria. In November 2020, their instructor, Seyeon Hwang, organized a “A Cultural Dinner with Refugees,” bringing students and refugees together around a virtual table to enjoy a meal. The course fulfills the General Education (GenEd) World Society requirement. Hwang, an adjunct Instructor in Temple’s Department of Geography and Urban Studies, has a background in urban planning and conducts research on citizenship and forced migration. | LAURI KOCHIS / THE TEMPLE NEWS
Christina Castro-Tauser, BYR ’18, adjunct instructor of dance at Boyer College of Music and Dance, has used the coronavirus pandemic restrictions as inspiration for a unique experience: a walking tour featuring virtual dance performances. Part of this year's Fringe Festival, Connecting the Distance combines pre-recorded dance pieces and individual locations to create an interactive walking tour that viewers explore at their own pace. | EDIRIN OPUTU / THE TEMPLE NEWS