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FAMU Considering How Many Online Classes To Continue Offering Once Pandemic Ends

Wide view of Florida A & M University
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, 75% of FAMU's classes are online.

Florida A & M University President Larry Robinson says the college is considering how many online courses it should continue offering once the coronavirus pandemic clears up. The school's previous plan was to teach 15% of its classes online by 2022. But the pandemic is accelerating that plan. Now 75% of FAMU's courses are online.

"It is likely when we get our arms around this pandemic; we will embrace a new online presence. We will have to in order to reach a new threshold and remain competitive. It's very unlikely that we will be able to go back entirely to the old model of instruction entirely," Robinson says.

A FAMU Spokesperson says more professors are now certified and equipped to teach classes online.

Robbie Gaffney graduated from Florida State University with degrees in Digital Media Production and Creative Writing. Before working at WFSU, they recorded FSU’s basketball and baseball games for Seminole Productions as well as interned for the PBS Station in Largo, Florida. Robbie loves playing video games such as Shadow of the Colossus, Animal Crossing, and Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles. Their other hobbies include sleeping and watching anime.