Universities and higher education institutes have gone virtual to counter Caronavirus outbreak within the city. The region has very limited affected people, but the government isn’t taking any risks and taking all the precautions to keep the virus contained. Students have been provided all the tools to access their lessons from a remote location.
Zaid University which has campuses in both Dubai and Abu Dhabi said that the campuses will remain close from 22 March onwards for a couple of weeks. Both students and faculty will fulfil their roles from a remote location via adobe connect application. In a statement by Zaid University, it was said.
“Teachers can facilitate discussions, present slides, engage with poll questions, foster collaboration amongst students in breakout rooms and much more,” said Michael Wilson, university Provost. ZU will reopen classes on campus from April 5.”
Most schools across Dubai are closed to prevent the virus from spreading; however, not all primary and secondary schools have announced any distant learning.