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Tue Jun 2, 2020, 06:11 AM

UT plans to move 400 biggest classes online this fall

The University is aiming to hold most fall classes in-person, with the 400 biggest classes moving to an online-only format, Interim President Jay Hartzell told The Daily Texan in an interview Monday.

More than 11,000 courses are currently planned for the fall semester, which means less than 4% of classes will be online-only, Hartzell said.

The University is discussing backup plans to accommodate students who cannot take in-person classes, or faculty who cannot teach them for health reasons, Hartzell said.

Outgoing President Gregory Fenves announced earlier this month that fall classes will be held on-campus beginning August 26 as planned, but will end at the start of Thanksgiving break.

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Tue Jun 2, 2020, 09:03 AM

1. My Calculus I and II

was done in a huge lecture hall using two of the old style projectors which the lecturer would alternate between. The professors were rock stars. Very theatrical with lots of energy. I thought it was very effective. There is something about writing out the equations as you teach that makes it more effective than just flashing a Powerpoint onto the screen.

I wonder if you can get the same effect with an online lecture. Of course you should only need to do that lecture once. The video is forever.

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