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Personal Experiences from Teaching Virtually Online During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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ASEE 2021 Gulf-Southwest Annual Conference


Waco, Texas

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March 24, 2021

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March 24, 2021

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March 26, 2021

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Tariq Khraishi University of New Mexico

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Khraishi currently serves as a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of New Mexico. His general research interests are in theoretical, computational and experimental solid mechanics and materials science. He has taught classes in Dynamics, Materials Science, Advanced Mechanics of Materials, Elasticity and Numerical Methods. For many years now, he has engaged himself in the scholarship of teaching and learning, and published several papers in the engineering education field.

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The author shares personal experiences of his first full-time virtual course taught synchronous online due to COVID-19 conditions. The author attempts to enumerate advantages and disadvantages of virtual teaching in this mode versus in-person teaching of the same course. Literature search to support these personal experiences is performed. Lastly, student feedback via survey on such course are supplied providing statistical data on such course teaching modality that have been suddenly pervasive with the COVID-19 gripping the world scene. Even comparative course grades are supplied to compare any major up-tick or down-tick from the pre-COVID era.

Khraishi, T. (2021, March), Personal Experiences from Teaching Virtually Online During the COVID-19 Pandemic Paper presented at ASEE 2021 Gulf-Southwest Annual Conference, Waco, Texas.

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