SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – Sophmore Fashion Design student, Calla Kredemis nearly fell asleep during her first online class. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Syracuse University has transitioned all residential instruction to online learning. Some students like Kredemis, are struggling to adjust to the new style of learning.
As a Fashion Design major, Kredemis utilizes the S.U. Warehouse to cut fabric and complete projects. But due to classes being held online and students encouraged to stay home, Kredemis’s professors have eliminated most hands-on design projects from their syllabi. Instead, her professors are hosting demonstrations for the class.
“My teacher was doing her demonstration which was just hard to focus because she’s just demonstrating and talking about how to draft this pattern and I’m just staring at the screen, I started to zone out,” Kredemis said. “It was really hard to stay focused.”
Kredemis recorded a piece of her class in its first online meeting and posted it on Snapchat with the caption “Fashion Design online. This is what we’ve come to.”
With just under a week of online classes under her belt, Kredemis is hopeful for the future of online course work. She plans on implementing study hacks that will help her stay focused during demonstrations.
Classes will continue online for the remainder of the spring semester.