Last June, we gave remote lessons in the EADE Master’s Degree in Golf Course and Football Maintenance Management and in the Advanced Course in Golf Course Maintenance Management and Training of Golf Gestión y formación.
Until now, this training had always been classroom-based, but the current health crisis has made us adapt by giving online lessons in these conditions. The fact that you are not able to greet your students, or walk in the classroom, makes this experience very different. It is inevitable that occasional technical problems occur during the lesson, also unexpected circumstances.
However, the available technology allowed us to make a more than positive experience overall. The students were able to learn the key points of the lessons. We used a digital pencil, that I would say that acted like a digital blackboard. We used two screens, one for the presentation, and the other to see each other faces. The atmosphere of the virtual classroom was great and we were able to have various discussions, Q&A, or even do practical excercises with the aid of videos.
To sum it up, even though virtual education cannot be equated with the soul of face-to-face learning, it is a fantastic tool to ensure that education is not affected in these times.