Online classes transition taking a toll on students

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EDINBURG, Texas – UTRGV students are back to class after an extended spring break. Due to the coronavirus outbreak they are forced to switch to online classes, and that is taking an unintended effect.

Students say they feel lazy and are leaving classes to the side while at home. Experts say the sudden switch from a normal classroom to a computer is expected to drastically impact grades. Classes will most likely remain online until the end of the semester.

Steven Hughes, student, “I can’t sit still and watch a video and do math. I have to be in the classroom or in the lecture hall. I just need more of that controlled environment.”

Nearly 3,000 students are expected to graduate this sprin, but will now have to wait longer to walk the stage. The university says it will try to have some type of commencement ceremony in the fall.

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