With current restrictions on people gathering in groups and, consequently, the suspension of attendance classes our wonderful U3A tutors have embraced videoconferencing as a means of continuing the education and training for members.
Wayne Curran, our Tutors and Courses Coordinator, said the increasing number of classes now using the Zoom and Lifesize video applications shows that tutors and participants alike won’t be held back by COVID-19.
Wayne has contacted tutors and encouraged even more take-up of online classes, ushering in a practical alternative to the classroom.
“At this stage we cannot foresee the reinstatement of face to face classes soon; most probably not until the commencement of Semester 2, subject to governmental guidelines of course,” he said.
“We have a number of classes that are currently being held via videoconferencing or are due to start in the next couple of weeks.”
The list so far follows:
Spanish Beginners (two classes) Brian Morgan
Latin Intermediate Helen Partick
German Conversation, Advanced Rolf Grob
German Intermediate Karin Leivesley
German Beginners Sylvia Hovey
French Intermediate A, Advanced Beginners Patricia Barry
Yoga, Chair Yoga, Tai Chi (seven classes) Myra Timmerman
Tap Dancing Pamela Woodrow
Maroochy Reviewers Book Group Brian Lavery
The Devil’s Playground Brian Lavery
Philosophy Discussion Group Petrina Daniel
Golf at Beerwah Golf Club Graham Whyte
Tablets and Smartphones Cathy Ewald
Historical Personalities Catherine Foley
The World and its Nations Catherine Foley
Rediscover the Classics Catherine Foley
Russian Alphabet and Pronunciation Tom Holden
Russian: Beginners Tom Holden
Russian: Intermediate Tom Holden
Ukulele: Very Beginners Helen Lewis-Peel
Grafx Video Creations Steve Ormerod
Introduction to Human Biology Alex Crandon