Nick Alfred, a second-year student at the University of Georgia, took an online history class Monday and wondered how some things would be done, such as determining attendance, which is mandatory for many classes. The class went smoothly, he said.
“As first days go, it went well,” said Alfred, 19, a finance major.
Wesley Tillman, 21, a third-year UGA student in the Terry College of Business, said all of his classes Monday were prerecorded. Tillman said he would prefer live learning. He noticed item and date changes in the syllabus of some of his classes to adjust to the new schedule.
These, he said, are unprecedented times.
“It’s probably going to be an adjustment for everyone,” Tillman said.
The University System and its schools have posted online resources for faculty and students to adapt.
Another concern: virtual learning in communities lacking strong high-speed internet capabilities. The University System attempted to addressed the concerns via Twitter on Monday, noting a new state website that directs browsers to free public Wi-Fi sites.