Zoombombing Disrupt Students’ Learning Process

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HUNTER COLLEGE — As soon as students at Hunter College got the hang of online classes, they were forced to deal with zoombombing. Now while taking advanced level courses in their pajamas, they worry about uninvited strangers popping into their classes.

Roughly, 23,000 students are enrolled at Hunter College and some are using Zoom for their distance learning class. While students and teachers prefer the easiness of Zoom, there is one downside: Zoombombing. Zoombombing is when someone uninvited joins a video session. In some cases, zoombombers hurl racial slurs or profanity or share pornography and other offensive imagery.