Schools Going Distance Learning - Coronavirus

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  1. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

    I’m getting some first person reports from local schools. The state university systems in Massachusetts and Connecticut are all suspending in class sessions and are going online. Spring Break is upon us and so that’s buying some time to get infrastructure in place. The students are taking it in stride. Many already are taking at least one online class and so it’s nothing new for them. It remains to be seen how bad it will get. Those most closely involved seem to be taking it very seriously. Most people I know are smiling through it so far. Some are worried about elderly relatives. Some are hoarding toilet paper.
     
  2. TEKMAN

    TEKMAN Semper Fi!

    The University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee announced that classes would be begin to be moved online after an employee in the school's foundation office was tested for COVID-19.\

    The University of Delaware suspended classes for the remainder of the week and moved spring break following a confirmed case of coronavirus in the state.

    Florida State University announced that classes will be moved online from March 23 to April 5, with in-person classes expected to resume on April 6.

    The University of Notre Dame announced that in-person classes will be suspended and moved online until at least April 13th.

    The University of Michigan announced classes would be moving online for the rest of the year and large gatherings would be canceled

    Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that all City University of New York and State University of New York schools will move most classes to an online based system starting March 19th. Dormitories will remain open for students "who cannot return home for hardship reasons

    The University of Wisconsin–Green Bay announced that classes will be moved to "alternative delivery methods"
     
  3. Steve Levicoff

    Steve Levicoff Well-Known Member

    After three pages of this, I think it's time for a musical break . . .









    These are only the tip of the iceberg. Search "coronavirus song" at YouTube and you get even more choices.
     
  4. TEKMAN

    TEKMAN Semper Fi!

    From the Vietnam's Health Department.
     
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  5. Tireman 44444

    Tireman 44444 Active Member

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    TEKMAN Semper Fi!

  7. Vonnegut

    Vonnegut Active Member

    Looks like during Spring break, my colleagues and I will start transitioning traditional seated classes and labs to online. This should be... interesting. Will provide a great excuse to finally pull out the GoPros, hold my...
     
  8. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

  9. Vonnegut

    Vonnegut Active Member

    Ha! That’s bloody awesome!
     
  10. chrisjm18

    chrisjm18 Active Member

    My school is closed tomorrow for "deep cleaning." We'll have a webinar on virtual learning tomorrow. So, I anticipate us closing by next week. I mean, we had a nice winter and didn't use any cyber days. I'm all for teaching from home :) Both of my courses are already online along with the ebooks.
     
  11. chrisjm18

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  12. Vonnegut

    Vonnegut Active Member

    She’s not... wrong. On a national level, there will be a significant number of subpar course transitions, lower expectations, and reduced grading standards... and that will be okay. Between subpar performance, lower expectations, and reduced standards... it’ll pretty much be like a high school prom.
     
  13. TEKMAN

    TEKMAN Semper Fi!

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    Meanwhile I am ready to fight Coronavirus at work office.
     
  14. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly

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  15. chrisjm18

    chrisjm18 Active Member

    Another shit (I mean shift*) to online... FB_IMG_1584150137335.jpg
     
  16. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly

    But what about Friends University of Central Kansas?
     
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  17. Steve Levicoff

    Steve Levicoff Well-Known Member

    Who cares?

    But seriously, they're quakng in their tracks.

    (Friends. Quakers. Get it?) :D
     
  18. Marcus Aurelius

    Marcus Aurelius Active Member

  19. Ian Anderson

    Ian Anderson Active Member

    I have not visited Degreeinfo fo a while but decided to do because distant learning is a hot topic during the COVID-19 pandemic.
    In Colorado most colleges and many schools are relying on distant participation by students.
    As it happens I chatted to a person running for regent at a Colorado state university a week ago who wants to reduce student education cost. I suggested on-line degrees would be one approach and she agreed.
     
  20. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

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