"Virtual Classes Are No Less Interesting – Thanks to Our Lecturers"
Like Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences, its partner in Munich, New European College, has transitioned to become a virtual campus (temporarily) and all lectures are being conducted online. Two of its students, Lovinder Singh from India and Alina Davydova from Russia, spoke to the news team via video about embracing change in uncertain situations and adapting to their new online environment.
Davydova, a bachelor's student, says: "At first I was a bit upset because I really like our classes. However, virtual classes have lots of advantages. First of all, our future will involve technologists. That means, we have to work with customers from all over the world via videocall. It's not about good or bad – we just have to learn how to do it better.
"So right now we are getting lots of experience in this, learning new skills in how to do it. I would also like to thank all of our teachers for motivating us. They're making no less interesting, useful and productive classes for us. We still do lots of experiments and interacting with each other. We are looking forward to coming back to our classes again. Stay calm, stay positive and see you soon!"
Singh said: "As our chancellor, Sascha Liebhardt, said, he believes there should not be a gap in our studies and that they should continue. In real life you don't get any break, so you have to learn to adapt to your surroundings. Online learning is the future, so it might be a good idea to get used to this as early as we can. I don't think there is a lot of difference between the two methods, so I would like to encourage people to give it a chance."
by James Wittenborg
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