Families of DODEA students in Korea reveal pros, cons of online study during coronavirus outbreak

by Matthew Keeler and Dave Ornauer
Stars and Stripes

OSAN AIR BASE, South Korea — Students at some Defense Department schools in South Korea face another week, at least, of online instruction as concern over spread of COVID-19 has temporarily closed eight schools there.

The Department of Defense Education Activity last week closed those schools for the children of U.S. military parents but ordered teachers to report to work Wednesday to issue assignments via email. Students are expected to complete and submit the assignments online daily.

“It’s an experiment,” Michelle Pell, a language arts and literature instructor at Daegu Middle-High School, told Stars and Stripes Friday via Facebook Messenger.

“We’re all working through it together. The kids are doing a really good job of following instructions and communicating,” she said. “We are working on perfecting the process. The military command on our post is making really good decisions in this situation.”\

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