On challenges and opportunities: Emergency remote teaching

The social distancing measures imposed by various governments in their attempt to contain the spread of the new Coronavirus have forced many schools and universities across the globe to halt face to face classes and switch to online education.

In theory, it all sounds great! Learning processes go on, students finish the degrees on time and faculty receive their salaries.

But practice comes with its challenges. Moving everything online hastily is not as rosy as one might think. Most educational institutions were not prepared for this crisis. A significant number of students, educators, and school and university administrators were caught off guard by the restricting measures caused by the pandemic. Online education is a completely new experience for many teachers and students.

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