Michael Knapp

Position: 
Research and Teaching Assistant
Affiliation: 
Department of Sociology, Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt, Austria
Doing Sociology – Funding, Teaching & Opportunities

From “Face-to-Face” to “Face-to-Screen”: Virtual Classrooms as Synthetic Situations

2020, issue 45, Michael Knapp: Due to the Coronavirus epidemic, classroom teaching stopped more or less from one day to the next. Universities all over the world had to switch to some kind of digital learning arrangement, to avoid interrupting the on-going semester and to ensure the learning progress of the students. While some courses are currently handled in the form of work assignments via e-mail, there are probably a larger number of lectures and seminars that are now being held as webinars using programs such as Zoom, Skype or BigBlueButton.

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