Universities in Singapore Practice Teaching Entirely Online During Disaster-Preparation Week

in The Chronicle of Higher Education, 3 September 2010
by Jeff Young

Singapore—Next month a major undergraduate division of the National University of Singapore will ask students to stay out of the classroom for a whole week—and force professors to teach online instead. It's an unusual drill to prepare for any unexpected campus shutdown, and it was inspired by the SARS outbreaks of 2003 and last year's concerns about H1N1.

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