The unexpected transition to online classes due to the COVID-19 pandemic has prompted many changes for undergraduate students and their instructors. To understand the magnitude of these impacts and potentially improve digital learning, researchers in the Penn State School of Engineering Design, Technology, and Professional Programs (SEDTAPP) have received $196,136 from the National Science Foundation (NSF).
Different time zones. Spotty internet connections. Sometimes a stray family member pops into view during a Zoom meeting. COVID-19 has thrown plenty of challenges toward everyone in The Grainger College of Engineering, but our faculty and students have handled it all with ingenuity and patience; and have utilized a variety of online resources already in place before the pandemic shut down campus. More than ever, our faculty are finding effective, and sometimes creative, ways to stay engaged with students.
As a moderator, PhD student Rick Barber has helped the Reddit message board /r/coronavirus grow to more than 1.2 million members — almost a million of whom signed up in the last two weeks.
Researchers in the Center for Health Enhancement Systems Studies (CHESS) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are helping providers navigate the abrupt transition to telehealth services during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Created last summer as a supplemental tool to make educational resources more widely available to Michigan teachers, Collabrify Roadmap Platform's use has exploded since the COVID-19 crisis closed schools across the state.
Over the past few weeks, millions of people around the world have had to adjust to digital teaching and learning. Faculty members and Teaching Assistants (TAs) in the Bioengineering department at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have also made this transition over the students' spring break week.