eric olthwaite wrote:So we’ve got a nephew at De Montfort in Leicester, just finished first year. He’s just been told they’re going to do the first term next year online, then hopefully start back on site at Christmas. They’ve been given the option of deferring a year if they don’t fancy that.
i'm busy teaching from my dining room. our school has even administered exams. the system is obviously not bulletproof, but the kids have 24 hours to do the paper, photo their exam paper answers using microsoft office lens and send them in as pdf's. i then add ticks, crosses and comments and a grade. as far as internal exams go it's purposeful at least.
at the moment i can teach the whole class and using various software programs check they're doing some questions, it's maths so these programs do the marking and the kids are doing some sort of learning. there are benefits in terms of being able to mute kids and they can't distract each other much, there are drawbacks. they're talking about starting schools back and social distancing so only some of the kids are taught some of the time, which i don't think would be as efficient as what we are currently doing.
coming back to your point, in a university setting for most subjects i reckon it's feasible.
increasing doubt, decreasing hope, even my imaginary friend went and changed his mind.