Educational Technology

March 19, 2020

Why social distancing can help colleges stem the spread of coronavirus

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:34 am

Jeremy Bauer-Wolf, Education Dive

Heeding health experts’ advice, institutions are taking instruction remote and some are vacating residence halls.┬áThe tactic university officials are using is called social distancing. It has somewhat of a buzzword as the new coronavirus, and the respiratory illness it causes, COVID-19, has taken hold in six of the world’s seven continents.┬áSocial distancing refers to the practice of staying away from large gatherings and crowded areas, such as shopping centers and stadiums. In a university setting, it could apply to classrooms and residence halls, in which students study and live in close quarters.

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