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SFP Connector:Interesting Online Class Experiences

Author:admin / time:2021-05-12 / The number of clicks:479

In the year when COVID-19 was at its peak and cases were increasing worldwide, many countries turned to online teaching and learning to help students continue with their education. At the beginning of these online courses, both students and teachers encountered a "technologically" painful period, during which teachers had spent a lot of time learning how to use Zoom and other scientific and technical software, not to mention curriculum adjustments based on the new teaching method. Thanks to SFP connectors and advanced network technology, we were able to maintain a semblance of normality and minimize the impact of the pandemic. Eventually, we will become more accustomed to our current situation. Here are some funny experiences from Taiwan that happened at the start of online classes!


Case 1:  The confused university professor

For young students, learning how to use the Zoom app probably takes only ten minutes, but for the elderly like professors who have been teaching for more than 30 years, it could take several hours to learn and practice. A university student in the U.S. named Lillian shared her experience with an elderly professor who taught online for the first time. During the first class, the professor was confused and struggled to adjust the lens of his camera for 40 minutes, which amused and annoyed students at the same time. Everyone wanted to just directly go to the professor's home to help him adjust the lens!


Case 2:  Forgetting to turn off the camera after class

In online classes, students normally keep their microphones muted except for questions and discussions, while professors gave their lessons from beginning to end. One time, a professor forgot to turn off his video camera after class and his cat ran into the room and played with it, much to his students’ amusement.


Students have different opinions regarding remote learning. Some of them like taking classes at home, because not only does it save hours of commute time and transportation expenses, but it is also similar to attending classes on campus yet much more convenient. However, if the class requires reporting, face-to-face discussions, and work assignments, on-campus interaction is more convenient than online communication since it allows physical (in-person) exchange of ideas. It also promotes mutual learning and development among students, and helps expand the students’ social circle. As SFP connectors and network technology in Taiwan become widely adopted in everyday life, educational institutions and companies begin to adapt to changes in life and work patterns as a result of the pandemic.