Latest News: Notice – Adjustment plan for teaching methodology from 6/10/2021 onwards

Posted by:gao-in on 2021-10-01
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The plan is in accordance with the “Guidelines on pandemic preventive management for all Colleges and Universities in the 110 Academic Year” promulgated by the Ministry of Education on 7th September 2021. It is confirmed that all universities are still following the standard of this version. In the future, our university will follow the updated notices of the Ministry of Education and make rolling adjustments. Please pay attention to new announcement on the university’s homepage.

Description:

1. The key points of the MOE’s pandemic prevention guidelines:     

A. Physical teaching shall fulfil the following principles; otherwise, online teaching should be adopted. 

(a)   To maintain social distance (2.25m2 /person) within indoor environment, with an upper limit of 80 people (in accordance with the maximum number of indoor gatherings set by the command centre)

(b)   Adopt fixed seat and fixed member floor plan and implement the conduct name registration. 

(c)   Instructors and students should wear face masks during classes and implement hand disinfection. Eating and drinking are prohibited during class.

(d)   The classroom should be well ventilated and cleaned regularly.

B. Physical education 

(a)   Regardless of either indoor or outdoor physical education courses, social distance should be maintained (1 meter outdoors, 1.5 meters indoor). Instructors shall adjust the course objectives, teaching content and evaluation methods especially for team sports or courses that are prone to physical contact. 

(b)   The number of indoor and outdoor sports venues is limited to 50% of the optimal carrying capacity. Also, implement the conduct name registration.  

 C. Practical class (or experimental tutorials) 

(a)   When conducting experiments or practical classes, fixed groups should be adopted. Students should avoid sharing equipment and materials; if there is a need for alternate use of equipment, thorough disinfection has to be done before the rotation.

 2. The implementation plan for the adjustment on teaching methods: 

  1. Basis: Three types of teaching methods are categorized in accordance to the MOE’s guidelines on indoor social distance and upper limit of the number of people, as well as considering the university’s classroom space with number of seats available and the number of students for each course.
  2. Category:

   Type A Courses with number of attendees above 80 people 

Principally to adopt online teaching. However, under the circumstances of meeting the indoor social distance requirement, it is also possible to use the mixed method B-2 to teach in groups.

Type B Courses with less than 80 people, but does not meet the social distancing requirement of  2.25m2 per person

The instructor can choose any of the following methods according to the course attributes and teaching plan:

B-1 Online teaching 

B-2 Mixed Method of Physical and Online teaching by group: The instructor will divide the class into two groups according to the student number or other grouping methods. It could be an alternate week arrangement, or take turns to attend class physically or remotely.

 Type C Courses with less than 80 people, and in line with the social distancing requirement of 2.25m2 per person 

 To adopt physical teaching.

  1. Supplementary explanation:

(a)   For courses involving computer or other special software, experimental courses, design courses, other practical courses, etc., please follow the aforementioned classification principles. If the number of students in a class are 80 or more, but it is inconvenient to implement online teaching, adjustment on course content or a mixed method of physical and online teaching is recommended to abide by the pandemic preventive regulations and take account on teaching effectiveness.  

(b)   Physical classes should be conducted with fixed seats and a fixed list of students, and roll call should be implemented.  

(c)   In order to facilitate physical classes, the common classrooms of the whole university will arrange seats in “quincunx” form and affix a "do not seat" label. For the remaining PBL classrooms, computer classrooms, classrooms managed by each department, laboratories, practical classrooms, etc., please control the number of people in the room according to the size of the room and the standards set by the Ministry of Education.  

(d)   The instructor should advise the students on the course’s teaching method after 6th October 2021. If students have any questions about the teaching method, they can communicate with the instructor.      

 3. Suggestion for mid-term exams (110/11/15~11/20)      

If the Ministry of Education has updated pandemic preventive management guidelines, rolling adjustments will be made at that time.

 Type A Adopt online teaching 

→Online exam or online report ......etc

Type B Adopt mixed method of physical and online teaching

B-1 Distance teaching: online examination or online report ......etc 

B-2 Mixed method of physical and online teaching: online examination is the priority; if physical examination is required, the Curriculum Section team will arrange the examination venue according to the number of students. 

Type C Adopts physical teaching 

             →Physical examination 

 4. The implementation of online teaching      

  1. Synchronous remote:

The instructor will conduct live lectures on real-time basis. All students can follow the classes and ask questions or engage in interactive discussions by voice or text in the chat room (the teaching process can be recorded and become an asynchronous remote course). The relevant video or audio records must be kept as the course materials, for examples, Microsoft Teams or the online teaching convenience package provided by the Ministry of Education will have the recording function.

※ The Microsoft Teams platform teaching video has been placed on the 

https://www.yzu.edu.tw/nCoV/

※ For related inquiries and assistance, please refer to the technical staffs of respective department or personnel from the section of network and media.

  1. Asynchronous remote:

Recorded audio and video files on PPT, Words or other selected materials will be uploaded for students learning purpose. Teaching service group has free software OBS Studio, which can assist in recording computer screens and sounds.

※For the OBS Studio recording software explanation video, please refer to  https://drive.google.com/file/d/1l7Kg8 ... aqB5tQA7/view?usp=sharing, or connect to the Office of Academic Affairs website

※If instructor have questions about video recording-related issue or needed any software support, please contact Mr. Chen from the Teaching Service Section of the Academic Affairs Office. (Extension: 2940, E-Mail: junchen@saturn.yzu.edu.tw)

Sincerely,

Curriculum Section, Office of Academic Affairs