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Educators work to convert classes from in-person to online

Posted at 8:31 PM, Mar 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-19 21:31:34-04

People across the nation are taking precautionary measures and staying home this week. Many of them, educators.

Dr. Bruce Bowles is one of many people across the country practicing social distancing this week.

"I think it's interesting. Working from home will definitely be a challenge. I have two small children at home"," said Dr. Bowles.

The English professor and writing center director is using this week to move the two courses he teaches from in-person to online.

"In an online space where students might be logging on at three in the morning and another might be logging on at 12 in the afternoon, there's materials that are going to be different," said Dr. Bowles.

Due to coronaviurs concerns, A&M Central Texas and a number of institutions across the country are moving courses online for the spring semester.

Accounting, Finance and Economics Interim Department Chair Dr. Robert Tennant is also among the many educators converting classes.

"Lectures. Those are taught in class and that will change. All of a sudden, I'll be making video captures and audio-enhanced PowerPoint presentations," said Tennant. "Better safe than sorry."

Just over 100 adjunct and full-time A&M Central Texas faculty are converting hundreds of university courses to an online platform.

Classes will resume online beginning Monday, March 23.