AAU’s Back to Virtual learning

After months of staying at home due to COVID-19, Addis Ababa University is back to online education.

Due to the risk of Corona virus, AAU announced that the teaching learning process is to be continued online.

As AAU believes web-based learning is the future of education, it has structured an e-learning platform to execute its plan.

The University stated that online learning is not just meant technology for technology’s sake, it can fetch a real difference in every student’s learning.

Though AAU has not yet officially opened classroom instruction and is basically focusing on e-learning, it is facilitating conditions intended to help starting face-to-face learning with limited class size in a safe way.

AAU academicians told the staff reporter that there will also be an execution of blended model of learning if needed. This includes classroom instruction, web-based learning and home-take exercises.

Even though face-to-face lectures are not that much sure to be given due to the Covid-19 pandemic, demonstrations and presentations will be available to students online, and “it may also be possible to a slight extent to host learning in person if they meet physical distancing requirements,” the university underlined.

Theodros Shewangizaw September 30, 2020

Photographs by Fikremariam Beyene