MEDIA, Pa. — Transitioning 1,300 college students from in-person classes to remote learning with only a few days’ notice is no easy feat, but in response to the coronavirus outbreak, Penn State Brandywine was able to make the switch with minimal impact on students’ coursework.
Penn State decided during spring break that all of its campuses would move to remote learning for a three-week period beginning March 16. The University later extended remote learning through the end of the spring semester, as did many other colleges.
Classes are being presented synchronously, meaning faculty remotely engage with students during their regularly scheduled class times, which provides for maximum structure and engagement. Online video conferencing programs allow faculty and students to see, speak and share presentations with each other in real time.