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Antiquated online learning failed COVID’s test

Siobhan Paul
Siobhan Paul
Director, Global Marketing

t’s been about two years since many faculty first shifted their physical classrooms and labs online because of the COVID-19 pandemic. For almost everyone in academia across undergraduate and graduate levels, the pandemic sparked a disruptive shift from face-to-face instruction to distance online learning.

Online teaching has evolved through emergency phases, from the original pivot to remote teaching, to a hybrid return model on many campuses, to how faculty are teaching today. The switches back and forth between in-person, hybrid, and remote learning are challenging as is; for students studying complex STEM subjects, these shifts can be even more difficult.