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Communications of the Association for Information Systems


Computer Management & Information Systems


The development of the coronavirus and universities’ unprecedented and abrupt transition to remote learning were disruptions to higher education that impacted stress levels for both graduate and undergraduate students. However, remote learning could be implemented in a method with lower stress that also helps prepare students for an increasingly digital workplace. Additionally, different modes of remote learning could enable students to enhance their digital competencies. In this paper I describe a teaching practice in which I modified one undergraduate and one graduate course to reduce the stress of remote learning and provide opportunities for students to enhance their digital competencies of adaptability, conceptual thinking, and digital literacy. Overall, the students and I found the experience to be positive. I will continue this practice in online courses even once the mode of delivery for higher education campuses returns to face-to-face.