Back to Class, Remotely
Ellie Ashford, Community College Daily
Faced with closed campuses due to the coronavirus pandemic, community colleges are undertaking massive efforts to move classes online, train faculty, and make sure everyone has access to computers and the internet.
At Montgomery College in Maryland, 20,000 students were already enrolled in distance-learning courses, but many instructors lacked experience with remote teaching. Those teachers spent spring break learning how to convert face-to-face classes to remote settings on the Blackboard platform. Meanwhile, some campuses are lending a lifeline to students in need with laptops and other supports.