Remote Learning Has Actually Brought Us Closer, Albizu University Chancellor Tikolie Depoo Ph.D. Tells Miami’s Community Newspapers
Most college-bound students’ primary worry about how the COVID-19 pandemic will impact them has focused on potential loss of the classic academic social experience, Albizu University Chancellor Tilokie Depoo told Miami Community Newspapers Publisher Michael Miller during their recent visit at the publication’s South Miami headquarters.
“I have every confidence that you will get that experience,” Dr. Depoo reassured freshman students during his livestreamed interview. “Learning to work with others, to simply be, and to accept others will happen. Be patient, stay focused and don’t let time go to waste.”
Depoo, who leads Albizu University’s Miami Campus, enjoyed a lively talk with Miller about how his world-renowned university is faring during the COVID-19 pandemic.
With personal anecdotes and lots of laughter, the two covered extensive topics ranging from Albizu’s high concentration of focused working-adult graduate and doctoral students, to the ease with which the University shifted to remote learning, to Depoo’s hopeful outlook for future of virtual education and interactive options in a post-pandemic world.
“If anything, remote learning has allowed students, teachers and even their families to connect a little more.
Watch the entire interview here: https://youtu.be/tdkTd-NJzYU
About Albizu University: Known for its transformative work in mental health, Albizu University was founded 55 years ago in response to the need for culturally sensitive professional training in clinical psychology, particularly in the Hispanic community. The University’s main campus is in San Juan, Puerto Rico, with a second campus in Miami, Florida.
About Miami’s Community Newspapers: One of Miami-Dade and Broward County’s most respected and longstanding micro-local newspapers, Miami’s Community Newspapers services the areas of: Aventura, Biscayne Bay, Coral Gables, Cutler Bay, Doral, Homestead, Horse Country, Kendall, Miami Beach, Palmetto Bay, Pinecrest, South Miami, Sunny Isles, and West Park.