Our way of life has never before been challenged so thoroughly and so quickly to adjust. Almost overnight, the physicality of our interactions disappeared and new ways had to be found to stay connected to one another and for interactions to continue.
Businesses, schools, and personal lives have had dramatic alterations to previous norms, as has home life and familial interactions.
We, too, have felt the impact in our personal lives, our working relationships, and in the physical separation between us as instructors and those we serve. The distance between a thin screen previously would not have felt so immense, but without the ability to touch, to prompt and to share physical space, we have been significantly challenged to make our interactions more than "screen chats". Our students have pushed us to innovate, to create, and to deliver "more" so that they may have a richer experience in their interactions with us.