College professors who are making the adjustment to remote classrooms during the COVID-19 pandemic are grappling with a unique set of challenges. Whether adjusting to working from home for the first time or figuring out how to keep students engaged online, the challenges may seem overwhelming. However, there are a number of actions professors can […]
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During the COVID-19 pandemic, millions of college students all over the world had to finish their spring semesters online. While distance learning has helped some students continue their education off campus, it has also created major challenges for science and engineering students whose education relies strongly on in-person lab work. Going forward, some universities are […]
In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic that has forced thousands of colleges and universities to shut down, the U.S. Department of Education recently relaxed federal regulations for online learning. The new regulations are intended to make the introduction of online learning programs easier for colleges and universities. They also expand federal student aid money […]
The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is forcing colleges and universities around the world to transition their classrooms online. While engineering lab work can be especially difficult to transition to an online learning environment, some instructors are finding creative ways to recreate the activities virtually. Best practices from Stanford University advise lab instructors to transition whatever aspects […]
School closures are sweeping the globe thanks to the recent coronavirus outbreak that has sickened more than 150,000 people worldwide. From the U.S. to China, the Coronavirus (COVID-19) has caused colleges and universities to cancel classes, shut down entire campuses, and end study abroad programs. In the U.S., at least 88 colleges and universities have […]
If engineers in your organization are moving into management roles for which they could be better prepared, consider offering enrollment in a mini-MBA program. Developed by IEEE science and technology experts along with Rutgers University faculty, the IEEE | Rutgers Mini-MBA for Engineers is a flexible online program designed for engineers and technical professionals. This fast-paced, […]
University faculty face ever-increasing demands to differentiate instruction address diverse student learning styles while creating an active instructional experience.
How can you adapt your existing curriculum to meet the changing needs of students while maintaining instructional integrity?
In this free webinar from IEEE, you’ll learn how university faculty are using eLearning to address multiple learning styles and meet active learning requirements. Learn how to take advantage of the resources available to you to supplement and enhance existing curriculum.
- Identify the four VARK learning styles in your university classroom
- Explain the importance of differentiating instruction
- Explore how eLearning content can be used to supplement instructional strategies, add active learning elements to the classroom, and differentiate instruction
- Identify high-quality eLearning content that can be used to supplement the curriculum
Dr. Candace Bauer, University of Nevada, Reno
Candice Bauer has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, a Master of Science in Aeronautical Engineering, a Doctorate in Engineering Management, and a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership. She presently works at the University of Nevada, Reno where she teaches several junior and senior courses including Engineering Communications which is a multidisciplinary course to focus on technical writing and presentation skills. Candice is a past ASME Vice President for the Center for Professional Development, Practice, and Ethics. She is active in student development and was the founding chair of the Committee on Student Development. Candice was recognized as a New Faculty Fellow by the American Society of Engineering Education in 2005 for her developmental work in teaching ethics. In November 2007, Candice was presented with the ASME Old Guard Early Career Engineer Award for outstanding service, leadership, and accomplishment in ASME, in the profession of academia/teaching, and in the community. In 2014, Candice won the F. Donald Tibbitts Distinguished Teacher Award; in 2015, Candice was recognized by the Nevada Women’s Fund as a Women of Achievement.
Jennifer Fong, IEEE Educational Activities
Jennifer Fong has worked in education for many years. Early in her career, she taught elementary-aged children as a classroom teacher, with a heavy emphasis on STEM, technology, and active learning in the classroom. She was also active in providing professional development to teachers throughout the state on using technology in the classroom and was an editor on books for teachers on how to use computers for teaching. Following this, Jennifer became an instructional designer, specializing in using active learning principles and adult learning theory to engage adults in the classroom and through online learning. Today, Jennifer leads the marketing team in the Educational Activities group at IEEE, helping customers in Academia, Government, and Corporations use IEEE educational offerings to effectively engage students at all levels in engineering and STEM topics.