Life and Learning from Home: Updates from Students and Faculty Navigating How to Learn Online During COVID-19
Students and faculty talk about life in quarantine, finishing the 2019/2020 academic year online, and how they’re adjusting.
DMSE PhD Student
Yunfei has adjusted to working from home by creating and prioritizing goals, both for his continued research work, and his personal life. Organizing his room to create a permanent and tidy workspace and scheduling (safe) outside time has helped him battle distractions that come along with working from home. The biggest change is shifting his focus to research reviews since he can’t run experiments from home.
“It’s definitely a loss not seeing Homewood campus in blossom,” says Wang, but he’s making progress adjusting to life at home by following his new routines and focusing on his goals.
DMSE Associate Teaching Professor
Orla is adjusting to her new virtual work and teaching schedule as well as adjusting her relationships with her students to online-only. She says she’s “gobsmacked” by how much food her teenagers can eat and enjoying having lunch with them every day but is missing riding her bike past the tulip gardens on Homewood campus this time of year.