Our university has announced that online lectures will conduct until the end of COVID-19. It was unfamiliar at first as it was being conducted as an online lecture for the health and safety of all students, but gradually, the semester is passing by in search of stability. Today, we listened to Professor Lee Jong-eun, who communicates with students through online lectures. He had become the head of the department of business administration this year and he want to provide a venue for harmony for not only freshmen but also all classmates. Let's meet Professor Lee Jong-eun. 1. Hello Professor^^ Please introduce yourself. Hi~ I'm Lee Jong-eun. I'm major in finance and also in charge of the head of the department of business administration. 2. Every lectures are going through on online. Is there any problem when you conduct recording lecture or live lecture? I think it could be something that all professors felt. Face-to-face lecture is conducted on scheduled time, and students communicate by looking each others eyes. But, recording lectures are made by professors themselves. So, professors are more concerned about how they will be shown in the video, whether their voices are okay, and whether their lectures are faithful than face-to-face lectures. Perhaps, they are working harder to provide a better lecture to students who are struggling in the COVID-19. In fact, most professors say that they put more effort and time into preparing for lectures than in face-to-face lectures by filming and editing lectures. Real-time video lectures, similar to face-to-face lectures, are a good way to compensate for the shortcomings of one-way pre-production video lectures. However, it seems that interaction with students is not effective in the online educational environment, especially in the number of students is high. The professors are very sorry about this. After the COVID19 era, we hope that there will be a new way of real-time video lecture technology that can supplement it. So far, online education in our school has been going well due to the active response and support at the school level and the calling of professors and faculty members. All members of our business school, led by the dean, have been making constant efforts to ensure and improve the quality of learning in difficult environments through pre-learning through pre-produced lecture videos, in-depth lectures using real-time lectures, and Q&As. However, smooth communication between professors and students remains a big challenge to solve. 3. Do you have any memorable online classes? Please tell me if you have any episodes. Real-time online lectures are conducted by professors and students accessing video lecture tools such as Webex and Zoom. Students are often not good at manipulating software for unfamiliar video lectures. For example, students get into lectures, they often forget that their microphone is on. During my graduate class, their spouse or children suddenly come into their room to talk to them. Although the situation ends quickly by contacting the student right away, embarrassing and embarrassing things often happen when others unintentionally hear private conversations. 4. What do you want to do after COVID19? As I work as the head of the department at the business school, I would like to meet all the freshmen who entered the business administration department at Sungkyunkwan University this year. In the midst of the fiery college entrance exam war, freshmen in our business department have endured their dreams in the ivory tower of truth called college, imagining a romantic college life with their friends, but because of the unexpected ambush of COVID19, you must have felt the despair of the dream being shattered. I would like to comfort them through meetings with freshmen in our business administration and to hear from them about the COVID19 experience and talk about the post COVID19 era they will face. Also, I would like to provide a place for harmony, communication, advancement, and leap forward for all students in the Business School. 5. Lastly, please say a word to Sungkyun, who is taking an online lecture at home. With COVID19, we've heard the term "non-face-to-face" more closely. After the COVID19, I think that non-face-to-face will dig deeper into our daily lives than face-to-face and change our way of thinking and living. Digital civilization is at the heart of the non-face-to-face. Even now, in the wave of the Fourth Revolution, we are learning how to use a rather unfamiliar digital civilization. COVID19, which no one had expected, is pushing us to learn about digital civilization and to find clues to how to live in a changed environment. You may think of this as a crisis, but I hope you see the current situation as a new opportunity to change the game. Therefore, we hope that our students will not step back and boldly fight against COVID19 to create a better world with a sense of challenge and creativity. When you enter society after graduation, we expect that the non-face-to-face experience will become a more everyday business environment. It's time to anticipate this changing business environment and think deeply about how to prepare for it. This is a transition period that adapts to digital civilization. There may be differences between generations living in the same era in adapting to digital civilization and getting the information they need. It is important to have a sense of competition to get ahead of others by using the digital divide among members, but I hope that our students will have greater generosity and consideration to help their classmates who are not well adapted to digital civilization and have a warm heart to go with them. In a digital civilization environment where there may be a lack of human warmth, the spirit of symbiosis and co-prosperity can flow the moist river of warmth among the members, which will make our lives more prosperous. I hope you always do your best in the unexpected environment caused by COVID19 and show a win-win spirit. Most of all, I hope we can meet our students on campus as soon as possible with in good health. ^^2020-06-30
Although COVID-19 continues to make a sad situation around the world, all members of the business school are doing their best in their respective positions to ensure that the first semester of the 2020 school year is going smoothly while putting safety first. We wish the end of COVID-19 coming within a short period of time so that all business school families can meet in a healthy way on campus. Today, I met a person in charge of safety on the first floor of the management center. Though outsiders were abandoned from entering schools and management centers due to COVID-19, strict management is required as professors, faculty members, some students and workers go to the management office every day. I met with the manager in charge of the safety of the management center until the whole situation stabilized and the semester began, and I put a message of support.
Entering the first floor of the management center, we can meet a friendly greeting from the man. He is the one who measures body temperature. Due to COVID-19, outsiders must fill out their personal information and measure their body temperature to enter. It is strictly controlled to take responsibility for the health of all faculties and students in management office. The school is responsible for the safety of all those who enter and exit the management center, including professors filming online lectures, some students and staffs, and workers that clean the management office. "I'm not just measuring body temperature, also acting as a guide of here. We are handling all small complaints as well as location information. Currently, outsiders are prohibited from entering the area, so I feel sorry when I have to send back those who come from afar. However, we kindly explain the situation and ask for your cooperation. I hope things calm down as soon as possible and get back to normal." “In the beginning, it was difficult to check the temperature and personal information. It's a first time to all people and it feels strange... But thank you for your active cooperation now. We will do our best to ensure everyone's safety." He is a thankful person who protects our safety facing the beginning and end of the day at the management center. If we meet on the first floor of the management office, why don't we thank them?2020-06-25
Along with the warm weather, a summer came to Sungkyunkwan University's Humanities and Social Sciences Campus. Although the situation continues to be unfortunate around the world due to the COVID-19, all members of the business school are doing their best to ensure that the first semester of the 2020 school year is going smoothly while putting safety first. I hope that the COVID-19 will be over soon, so that all business school members can meet in good health on campus. Today, I met with Han Ju Eun, a business student who is watching an online lecture because of the postponement of the opening of the class due to COVID-19. Our university has decided to conduct online lectures for the health and safety of all students until the end of COVID-19. It was unfamiliar at first but gradually settled down, and the first semester has already passed. Let's hear how our students are spending their time with COVID-19. Q. Nice to meet you. Please introduce yourself. Hello! I am Han Ju Eun, Department of Business Administration Class of 17.^^ Q. All lectures are conducted online, what are the merits and demerits of taking online lectures? I think the biggest advantage of online lectures is that you can watch them until you understand them! Offline lectures are lively and it’s much better to interact with professors and students, but in online lectures, you can listen to the parts I don't know 100 times. And it has the advantage of being able to move on quickly to what you already know or understand. In addition, the flexibility to take classes whenever possible is also an advantage. (Except for real-time classes) I think I can take classes in the best condition through online lectures because there can be situations where I'm not suitable for studying, such as having an emergency or getting tired! However, sometimes there’s an acoustic problem or a technical problem. But most of the problems seem to be fixed quickly, so l’ve never felt very uncomfortable. (except for server down on Sunday^^ I almost had a heart attack…). Still, I use online lectures well because school keeps managing servers and uploading system! Q. Do you have any online lectures you remember? The most memorable online lecture is a real-time streaming lecture! The professor played with words in real time, and I laughed out loud at the café alone. If it was a normal class, I would laugh lightly, but am I the only one who finds it more interesting because I'm online? In addition, interacting with students and professors through real-time lectures was interesting and fun! The friends watching through the video were new, too! I think there was a little fun in class because of my classmates who used to turn on the microphone sometimes. Q. In the case of the team project, how did you proceed with the assignment? The professors in my class have actively used online lecture tools! In the case of real-time classes using ZOOM, the large class was able to have a small group of four people for real-time meetings! In other classes, each group has a meeting on the topic of discussion before the real-time class, and during the class, the representative present it during the class. Most of the classes were organized neatly, so there was no difficult with the team project! Q. What do you want to do after COVID-19? It’s getting hot all of a sudden(T.T) If COVID-19 ends as soon as possible, I would like to go swimming with my friends on a hot day. I wanted to enjoy my last school life as a graduating senior, but I couldn't. Therefore, In the second semester, I hope you can face many school events that you couldn't do in the first semester! Q. Lastly, please say a word to all members of the business school who is overcoming COVID-19. Our wonderful SKK business members, I’m sure you’re all enjoying your life own places even in the COVID19 situation! Let’s be a little more careful and cheer up! We are a wonderful SKK business member who has overcome this adversity. I’ll see you on campus in the second semester with a lot of fun after overcoming the tough situation^_^2020-05-20
These days, when the body and mind are tired due to the prolonged COVID19, the Student Success Center launched [SKKU Hope Relay] to overcome today's difficulties and hope for a hopeful tomorrow by exercising the community spirit of the Sungkyunkwan University. Starting with our chancellor Shin dong-ryul's hopeful message, 'SKKU Hope Relay' is conducted in a realy format by pointing out our fellows. In Business School, our dean Kim yong-joon and chief of administration Kim jong-woo joined this campaign and delivered a message of support. The method to participation is to take a picture or short video(about 30sec) containing a message of hope, post it on Instagram(hashtag #성균희망릴레이 #학생성공), and then recommend next 3 runners. (If you don't have instagram account or your account is not open to public, please send E-mail to Student Success Center - firstname.lastname@example.org)