Letters to Successors: Students Helping Students Transition to Online Learning

A student sitting cross-legged on a picnic blanket reads a letter on her smartphone
Students who transition to online learning often feel apprehensive about and frustrated with the unfamiliar format. To better support these students, I created a “letters to successors” intervention akin to the presidential tradition of an outgoing president’s leaving a letter for the incoming one. My hope was that if the information came from their peers, the new students would feel open, accepting, and comforted to know they were not alone in the transition to online learning and would learn skills for successful online learning.

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