This is one of an occasional series of stories on how faculty in Arts, Sciences, and Engineering are adapting courses to virtual and hybrid formats this fall. Read an earlier story about the School of Arts and Sciences here.
Tufts School of Engineering this fall is incorporating hybrid and virtual courses into the curriculum, and for some, it’s a valued opportunity to rethink how to deliver material and how to engage students.
“Many students are able to leverage the immediacy of the digital platform and its lower barriers with ease,” noted Kristen Wendell, AG11, a professor of mechanical engineering with a keen interest in how students learn; she is also an adjunct associate professor of education. “We’re teaching a generation that doesn’t want to get lost in technology; they want to combine it and use it to foster personal interaction.”
That mindset, Wendell said, can…