As many are undoubtedly aware by now, the coronavirus is currently making its rounds and has affected many all over the world. As the virus is said to take about 14-days to incubate, those who have recently returned from China are putting themselves under quarantine so as to prevent the virus from spreading.
As such, many jobs and lives can be affected by this, but over in Australia, a high school math teacher by the name of Victor Sun has decided that he will not let this virus get in the way of him doing his job. Instead, Sun turned to technology where he conducted his math class with his students using video chat.
Sun had recently went to Shanghai for the Lunar New Year before returning home to Darwin, Australia. As he did not come from the Hubei province, Sun was not required to go to one of Australia’s quarantine zones. Instead, those returning from other parts of China were advised to self-quarantine, which he decided to do.
Speaking to Australia’s ABC News, it seems that his video chat approach is working out quite well. “Overall I think it’s going well so far, with their behavior. My students are still interacting and engaging with the virtual classroom.” He added that despite being in a self-imposed quarantine, he did not want it to affect his job and his students, who he worried might fall behind had he taken time off.