Latest News:Adjustment on teaching method starting 12th October 2021 Important Notice

Posted by:gao-in on 2021-10-06
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The plan is in accordance with the revised content of “Guidelines on pandemic preventive management for all Colleges and Universities in the 110 Academic Year” promulgated by the Ministry of Education on 4th October 2021. In the future, our university will follow the Ministry of Education's latest guidelines revision and make rolling adjustments accordingly. Please pay attention to new announcement on the university’s homepage.

 

Description:

1. The key points of the MOE’s pandemic prevention guidelines on teaching methods (Revision 110.10.4):     

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

(a)   The number of occupants in the classroom should be less than 80, or meeting the social distance of at least 1.5m per person (2.25m2 /person) if more than 80 people. Seats arrangement is not limited to “quincunx” or interval form.

*The number of occupants is calculated by dividing the activity’s floor area excluding fixed equipment by 2.25m2, same for below.

(b)   Adopt fixed seat and fixed member floor plan and implement the conduct name registration. If it is not possible to adopt a fixed seat, the instructor in class should take pictures and keep them for follow-up investigation.

(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.

 2. Physical education 

(a)   Regardless of either indoor or outdoor physical education courses, social distance should be maintained (outdoor 1m; indoor 1.5m). 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 instructors and students entering the indoor and outdoor sports venues should be consistent with the number of occupants computed for the venue. Also, implement conduct name registration.  

 3. 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 have to be done before the rotation.

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

  1. Basis: Two types of teaching methods are categorized in accordance to the Ministry of Education’s guidelines on indoor upper limit of occupants and the university’s classroom capacity.
  2. Category:

Type A Courses with number of attendees above 80 people

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

A-1 Online teaching 

A-2 Mixed Method of Physical and Online teaching by group: The instructor will divide the class into groups according to the student number or other grouping methods (principally two groups; if more than 158 people proposed to be 3 groups). It could be an alternate week arrangement, or take turns to attend class physically or remotely.

Type B Courses with less than 80 people

 To adopt physical teaching.

3. Supplementary explanation:

(a)   For courses involving computer or other special software, experimental courses, design courses and other practical courses etc., please follow the aforementioned classification principles. 

(b)   Physical classes should be conducted with fixed seats and a fixed list of students, and roll call should be implemented. If it is not possible to adopt a fixed seat, the instructor in class should take pictures and keep them for follow-up investigation.  

(c)   For all the PBL classrooms, computer classrooms, classrooms managed by each department, laboratories and practical classrooms etc., the number of people in the room should be controlled 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 12th  October 2021. If students have any questions about the teaching method, they can communicate with the instructor.      

(e)   All empty classrooms in the university can be used by students during the period.

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

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

 Type A Adopt mixed method of physical and online teaching

  • Online examination or online report is the priority; if physical examination is required, the Curriculum Section team will arrange the examination venue according to the number of students. 

Type B 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