Miguel Panao | Professor and Author

Finding ways to improve scientific writing and academic productivity.

Learning Online

We live in the Age of Self-Experimentation. Learning online can be part of that lifelong journey. But…

… it doesn’t replace how you can learn at the University. It’s not so much a matter of content as it is of guidance.

We live in a culture where access to information and knowledge is abundant. But understanding all the information, discern what’s important for what you want to learn, and connecting the dots, is far more efficient if you interact with a Professor.

However, what I sense in my classes is a certain passivity in some students. And I’m not sure if the University should invest in online courses because the differentiation factor is relational.

The best way to improve teaching at the University, and change the learning cultural paradigm which mitigates student’s curiosity and boldness to learn, is to improve relationships.

It’s the revolution of proximity.

About Miguel Panao

I am a Professor at the University of Coimbra in Mechanical Engineering. I am also author of books in the fields of environmental ethics and Science and Religion. From the several research projects, this site is personal and dedicated to the search for the best approaches, tools, techniques to improve scientific productivity.

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