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Transitioning Courses and Labs to Online: Considerations and Paradigm Shift

Session Overview

This video was part of the July 2020 REMOTE: The Connected Faculty Summit

We all had to hurriedly shift our face-to-face instruction to online in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. When I was preparing for online instruction for summer classes and labs, there were many considerations, discussions with colleagues, and questions I asked myself with respect to the purpose of why I did what I did, especially when it came to assessment. In this session, I will share some of these considerations as well as the paradigm shift I had to make.


Amina Khalifa El-Ashmawy

Professor, Chemistry, Collin College

Amina Khalifa El-Ashmawy has been a professor of chemistry at Collin College, a community college in the suburbs of Dallas, Texas, since 1991. She first taught hybrid general chemistry classes in the early 2000s for a couple of years where the lecture was online and the recitation and lab components were on-campus. Amina developed her second generation hybrid general chemistry course in fall 2016, also with lecture online and the recitation and lab components of the course on-campus. She has enjoyed teaching and tweaking that course since spring 2017. In her flipped face-to-face classes, she employs Team-Based Learning.