Hot Mic Stories – Education in the Time of Covid

Students/Teachers of Reddit, what’s the best ‘forgot to turn off the mic’ story during virtual learning? from r/AskReddit

Odd_Camera_9588
Ironically my IT teacher forgot to turn of his mic and camera and proceeded to get in a very heated argument on the phone with his ex-girlfriend who he has a kid with. Did I mention that she’s also a teacher at our school? Yeah most awkward 5 minutes of my life before he realised

WorldTheAround
Any entertaining details from the argument?

Odd_Camera_9588
Not really from the actual argument, just a lot of swearing, but when he realised she said ‘great, you can’t even do the job you’re barely qualified to do in the first place’

Unknown_user_12
Well, it happened in one of the classes.

The teacher was going through a rough time and the class could feel it. We assured her that we had done our homework and that she could take rest for the time being. She agreed and told she would switch her mic off and sleep for a while, as we did whatever.

Her husband was right beside her and the mic wasn’t turned off. She told, ” I am so lucky to have these students” and started sobbing to her husband. We all heard this, but kept quiet to prevent her being embarrassed.

She slept well during that time and we sent her a thank you gift collectively.

bingbong1234
I was producing a video for some university professors on a specific medical thing for a virtual learning course. I was all set up to shoot the process, and the teachers excused themselves to the next office to regroup and have a chat. I already had their wireless lav mics attached and fed to my camera, so when I sat down at the camera and put on my headphones I immediately heard their conversation – they were criticizing me, saying they couldn’t believe they hired someone so young, inexperienced in that particular medical field, how I looked, how I asked questions, etc… Oops! At least I made them a fine video. These days I don’t put my headphones on until we’re about to shoot.

Large_Dr_Pepper  
One of my professors classes had a student say something like “I just joined 5 minutes before class and this asshole is already teaching.”

The professor just laughed and told him his mic was on.