You never know who may show up for class, so you better stay in school, kids.
Prior to the global coronavirus pandemic, hundreds and even thousands of schools and universities were left no choice but stay home and stick to online and digital learning. Several professors have been using Zoom and other video programs as a medium to connect with their students and virtually teach their subjects.
But it is only recently when some very lucky students have been learning with help from a special celebrity guest.
Kim Kardashian surprised students at Georgetown University earlier this week during an online class session. Just a few days before the premiere of her Oxygen documentary, Kim, via Instagram Stories, wrote that it was so great to speak to Dr. Marc Howard as he teaches his course. She added that some of the men present on the chat, like Momolu Steward who was just recently released from prison, were formerly incarcerated for decades.
As it turns out, Kim only marked the start of a growing list of celebrities who would later on serve as special guests or guest speakers during selected online classes from time to time.
For instance, a professor from UT Austin’s Journalism School posted a picture of Matthew McConaughey interacting and speaking to his students. On Twitter, he captioned feeling that it is surreal having McConaughey as a special guest in their Zoom faculty chat.
Meanwhile, Chris Harrison, who hosts Bachelor Nation, dropped into a college zoom class after Jessica Saucedo, a student of Loyola Marymount University, invited him to be a speaker in an Ethics of Love and Marriage class.
Not to burst your bubble, but Chris labelled it as “the most dramatic class yet.”
Famous athletes have also taken part on the fun by crashing classes as well. Students of University of Tennnessee, Knoxville were shocked when the football legend himself Peyton Manning joined in on their online class. The NFL athlete shared with them words of encouragement as well as tips on how to continue their volunteer spirit even when the campus has been closed due to COVID-19 safety measures.- Advertisement -
Late last month, in a quick turn of events, the great Shaquille O’Neal of the NBA also chatted with first graders.
Chances are even more celebrities will be dropping by into a few lectures and lesson plans with many schools staying digital until the summer break.
Who do you think will be next? Stay tuned!