In Autumn 2020 and Spring 2021, SEPS students chose the theme "Online learning: Creating motivation & innovation in the digital classroom." They were asked: "In difficult times, how does one make the necessary adjustments to remain impactful? How does one motivate a digital classroom of students? It is a question that does not always follow with an easy answer. By the Autumn semester of 2020, we were all used to the online teaching model. So this year we ask: who continued to motivate and innovate in the digital classroom?"
The clear winner was Prof. Frank Pisch
"He made little surveys on class to check on our mental health, which I personally really liked so he knew how the students felt. Also he always stayed in the break in the "classroom" to answer questions."
"He is really interested in the subject and gives the lecture with great enthusiasm. He also stays in the Zoom during the break so one could ask questions. The explain videos he provided were also super helpful."
"Prof. Pisch was the most encouraging and motivated professor I had-- he gave his best with online classes and made it as interactive as possible!"
"He introduced the ThinkPairShare concept in his lectures, where students first reflect individually on a concept, then are moved to breakout rooms to discuss with a couple other students, and finally the main takeaways are discussed in plenum."
"Prof Pisch encouraged to use the chat to talk and he always made surveys and breakout sessions but most importantly; he was just very happy and patient and liked what he was doing"
"He held Interactive online classes, built a very supportive environment and brought a positive attitude."
"He was one of the best lectures I had at HSG, he deserves this award!"