I am quoted in the Baltimore Sun on the University of Maryland conducting all classes remotely because of the coronavirus.
David Kass, a finance professor at College Park, said he’s canceled an annual trip to Charlottesville, Virginia, with his students. He’s been practicing how to conduct his classes online, and said that’s where university instruction was headed even before the outbreak.
He still prefers to teach in person, and wonders how he will be able to gauge class reactions.
“I read the body language in the room and I can react,” he said. “I look to see if a student is confused. I can sense if they’re engaged.
“But obviously, I have 50 students in each class,” Kass said, “I can’t see how they’re reacting in 50 different remote locations.”