Distance and Hybrid Learning
What does distance learning in the 2020 summer semester mean for you?
Courses taught in distance-learning format are not held in classrooms on Campus WU but online.
Distance learning involves a lot of independent study of course materials. For example, your lecturers may provide annotated PowerPoint slides, Lecturecasts, or a variety of assignments via MyLEARN.
For courses originally planned to be held on campus during the 2020 summer semester, no physical attendance is required in the distance-learning format (see §2 (3) 1 of the Regulations on the Conduct of Courses and Exams During the COVID-19 Period)
Some classes will be held online at the same time and date originally scheduled for classroom teaching. At other times, your online courses may be more flexible. In courses that include performance components originally intended for classroom teaching, the course instructors may replace these elements with alternative performance components.
What will the 2020/21 winter semester look like?
The mode of instruction (on campus, partly on campus/partly online i.e. as a hybrid, online) of courses offered in the winter semester has yet to be determined. At present, it is impossible to foresee how the situation will evolve.Therefore, for each course in the winter semester, you will find an "alternative procedure for the course in case of limited activity on campus" in the course catalog (unless the course is planned with limited campus activity in mind from the outset). WU will decide by mid-September how courses will be held. For details on possible course formats in the winter semester, click here.
For information on attendance requirements, please refer to the syllabus of each individual course.
On the following pages, you can find detailed information, recommendations, and tips regarding distance and hybrid learning.
Specific information on online exams is available here.