On April 1st, University should have started… but due to the state the world was in, it got delayed to today.
And since the world is still in this state, “Uni@Home” is the solution that our University went for.
Essentially, all of my classes are being held via “Zoom”, an app just like Skype or Teamspeak but with video and invite links and “more privacy”… so essentially Discord… but less cool and less practical. I guess people are concerned about their data and privacy but Zoom seems like the same old thing all over again and it’s a lot less user-friendly compared to Discord.
I’ve had my problems with Zoom so far while with Discord I was able to explain it to elderly people for our literature club and, well,… they understand it perfectly fine. But maybe that’s a preference thing.
So for uni-stuff, we use Zoom and online recordings of the lectures, while we use Discord for our literature club meetings… a weird mix.
And yeah, studying at home. Has its benefits and bad sides to it… While you don’t have to leave the house, you also are not able to interact with other students all that well and that kind of sucks… but it’s also kind of nice as you don’t have to interact with other people (the introvert in me is pleased).
For now, I’ll get used to it and we’ll see how it goes. :)
And that’s the COVID-update for today. Stay tuned for more updates while I’m trying to decipher my prof’s handwriting… Cheers!