Hands-on learning during the pandemic


Earlier this year, Madison College President Jack Daniels outlined his plan for the fall semester. Due to the coronavirus and student safety, 70 percent of classes will be delivered online at the college. But what about programs that need hands-on learning?

Daniels told the Wisconsin State Journal that 23% of classes teaching hands-on skills will be a mix of online and in-person instruction. Just 7% of classes, mostly in the construction, advanced manufacturing, transportation and other technical fields, will be offered fully face-to-face.

Madison College's Construction and Remodeling instructor Sandy Thistle talked about the safety precautions involved with hands-on learning during a recent interview with Wisconsin Public Radio.