John Rung, President and CEO
Currently, I am the only member of the Rung household not actively engaged in e-learning. Of course, it’s not like I’m a stranger to the concept. I once completed an online course in order to become a certified coach for my son’s football team. (So, I’ve got that going for me, which is nice.)
My wife decided to finish her degree and has been taking online college courses for the last year. My oldest daughter is a junior at University of Illinois and has been at home and taking courses online since U of I closed their Champaign campus in March. I have another daughter in high school and a son in grade school.
A quick dinner table survey indicated that all four Rungs have had a positive experience with e-learning, although they all agreed that a classroom environment is preferable. Each of my kids have experienced technical glitches, although nothing significant. My wife has not experienced problems, which probably makes sense as her classes were designed for a virtual setting. The only suggested improvement came from my son – he would prefer there be a single platform. Some of his classes are on Google Classroom, while others use Seesaw.
The three Rung kids agree on one issue. They all miss their friends.