Having to transition from in-person to primarily online schooling has to be tough, for educators and students alike. It goes without saying that there are bound to be bumps in the road. However, I can’t imagine having to deal with something like this:
That was mathematics professor Dong Wang from the National University of Singapore, who only just realized that he had been muted for the entire duration of his two-hour lecture.
Luckily (or unluckily) for him, around 20 or so students stuck around to the end of the lecture to let him know that they couldn’t actually hear anything he was saying. Speechless after hearing the news, he finally managed to let his students know that he would have to repeat the entire lecture another time.
I can’t help but wonder what was going on in his head while delivering the lecture. Maybe he thought his students were being particularly studious that day, meticulously writing down his every word, not wanting to interrupt the lecture at hand.
As for the students, I sure hope their professor included some visuals in the lecture. I don’t know that I would have been willing to stick it out for so long…