School closure – remote learning
Today the government of Iceland announced that upper secondary schools and universities will close for 4 weeks starting Monday. This measure is one of many taken to slow down the transmission of the COVID-19 virus. Due to this studies will be done remotely via internet in Tækniskólinn for the next three weeks which are then followed by easter break.
On Monday there will be no classes. Teachers and other staff members will use the weekend and Monday to prepare for remote teaching. We will use Microsoft Teams along with our teaching system Inna. You will get more information on that no later than Monday. If you do not have access to a device like a computer, tablet or smart phone, you can send an e-mail to [email protected] and we will try to solve that.
The studies and courses in Tækniskólinn are diverse. Some courses require students to work mainly in the classroom but some courses can be done over the internet. And some of the courses are somewhere in between. Our goal is that the students will not be delayed in their studies more than necessary and the teaching will be in line with that goal. The syllabus in some courses may be changed because of the school closure and we ask you to be aware of that. The teachers will use different teaching methods online. The teachers will be on Microsoft Teams in accordance to your time table. How the lessons and the projects are organized will be different between courses. You will get more information from your teachers.
Even though you can‘t come to the school building we will try to assist you as possible. You can
have an online meeting with the school counsellors and the psychologist, the staff of the
information center will be on hand etc. although most will mainly be working from home.
Fortunately we have the technology to do this today.
At last I encourage you to follow the instructions from the Directorate of Health about the COVID-19 virus. I also encourage you to study as well as you can at home, take good care of yourselves and the people around you. Don‘t hesitate to contact us if you if you have any questions.