Online Courses Replace Classroom Teaching
Vallendar/Düsseldorf, March 13, 2020
As early as March 9, classes at WHU were converted to digital formats, initially for five days, due to the current coronavirus situation. Today, the executive committee decided that proactively no classroom teaching in the Bachelor, Master, and MBA programs will take place on the Vallendar and Düsseldorf campuses until the end of the semester on April 30, 2020. Instead, all courses will continue to be offered digitally.
Teaching at WHU was already converted to digital teaching content on March 8. This measure will now be continued. "The quick and professional switch to online formats was already largely successful this week. It is really impressive and amazing how much willingness and understanding there was in the WHU community," reports Professor Dr. Markus Rudolf, Dean of WHU.
It is purely a precautionary measure and a contribution to slowing down the spread of the virus. The students should not suffer any disadvantage from the current situation. Professors have the option of recording their lectures from home and making them available to students online. They can give an interactive live lecture via video conference or make a webcast in which students can interact via a chat function.
The Vallendar and Düsseldorf campuses will remain open for staff and faculty to support the implementation of digital teaching. The decision has been agreed with the Mayen-Koblenz health authority, which is very supportive of the university in its decision.