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5 reasons to let students keep their cameras off during Zoom classes

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5 reasons to let students keep their cameras off during Zoom classes

Photo caption: Online classes that require cameras to stay on may pose challenges for students. PeopleImages/GettyImages. Article by Tabitha Moses.

As the 2020-21 school year gets underway – both at the K-12 and college level – many students find themselves attending online classes via Zoom or similar teleconferencing platforms.

Although sticking with remote instruction may be the correct decision from the standpoint of public health, it is not without problems.

As a researcher who studies behavior and the brain, I have found the evidence suggests that online instruction can pose a range of challenges for students if they are required to keep their cameras on during class. Here are five reasons why I believe students should be allowed to keep their cameras off instead. […]

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