Crisis Teaching Online: Reaching K-12 Students through Remote Engineering Lab-based Activities During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Jean S. Larson, Kimberly Farnsworth

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Abstract

As schools were ordered to close due to the COVID-19 pandemic, K-12 teachers were given little time to prepare and make the transition to a remote environment. STEM teachers have the added challenge of converting lab-based activities into a virtual format. To determine how K-12 teachers can best be supported to provide distance lab-based experiences, an instructional module on adapting engineering lessons for remote delivery was incorporated into a research experience for teachers. Results revealed that teachers are concerned about the continued disruption and eager to learn techniques and best practices for teaching STEM online.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-9
Number of pages9
JournalAdvances in Engineering Education
Volume8
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 2020

Keywords

  • Distance learning
  • Engineering curriculum
  • Remote laboratory

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Engineering(all)

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