Southeast Missouri State University student publication

Students forced to online learning;Southeast professor creates video lectures

Sunday, April 5, 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic hit our nation rapidly. For Southeast, this meant students had to come back from spring Break just to move back home for safety.

With mixed emotions, students and professors had to quickly adapt to online learning.

Professor of Biology, Diane Wood, has been teaching at Southeast since 2003. She says she has only instructed face-to-face classes and now has to learn a new way of teaching.

“It’s been stressful, but I think we’re all stressed right now because there is a lot of unknown,” Wood said.

Wood thought creating video lectures for her students would be most beneficial.

“I wanted to try the videotaping and hopefully that’s going to work so that my students, you know, can get a somewhat sense of normal by having that lecture and just being able to interface with them,” Wood said.

Wood says this is still a learning process, but it has helped to speak to her colleagues familiar with online teaching to learn new tips and tricks.