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Remote practicals in the time of coronavirus, a multidisciplinary approach

K Bangert, J Bates, SBM Beck, ZK Bishop, M Di Benedetti, J Fullwood, AC Funnell, A Garrard, SA Hayes, T Howard, C Johnson, MR Jones, P Lazari, J Mukherjee, C Omar, BP Taylor, RMS Thorley, GL Williams, R Woolley

International Journal of Mechanical Engineering Education | Published : 2020


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, universities across the world have curtailed face to face teaching. Associated with this is the halt to the delivery of the practical experience required of engineering students. The Multidisciplinary Engineering Education (MEE) team at The University of Sheffield have responded to this problem in an efficient and effective way by recording laboratory experiences and putting videos, quizzes and data online for students to engage with. The focus of this work was on ensuring all Learning Outcomes (LOs) for modules and courses were preserved. Naturally, practical skills cannot be easily provided using this approach, but it is an effective way of getting students to..

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