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How to Successfully Teach During a Pandemic: Contrasts between Audiences of College Students and Working Professionals

This webinar was developed by the ITE Education Council.

Webinar Description:
This webinar is part of a continuing series that documents best practices in transportation education. This session will discuss effective approaches in consideration of whether the audience is comprised primarily of college students or transportation professionals, with emphases on delivery through a fully virtual environment. The content will detail lessons learned in effectively engaging both groups.

The first portion of the webinar will exemplify interactive and constructive learning through the application of paired and group discussions. This will include an overview of effective techniques for improving student learning and engagement, including contrasts between in-person and online classes. The discussion will also include examples of how COVID-19 related content has been integrated into courses during the pandemic.

As with college courses, engineering professional development classes also pivoted to a virtual environment in response to the pandemic. These continuing education courses faced similar, but unique, challenges as compared to college students in terms of engagement and interaction. The second portion of the webinar will detail effective strategies for addressing these challenges.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify interactive and constructive learning strategies. 
  • Understand how paired and group discussion could be administered in an online setting.
  • Identify opportunities and challenges that arise with online instruction as compared to in-person instruction.
  • Develop and deliver online courses that are appropriate for different audiences and topic areas.
Presenters:
  • Andi Bill, Traffic Safety Engineering Research Program Manager | University of Wisconsin
  • Masoud Ghodrat Abadi, Assistant Professor | California State University, Sacramento
Fees:
ITE Members: Free
Non-Members: $99.00

This includes an archived recording with access for 30 days, webinar evaluation, 1.0 PDH credits and a certificate of completion

How to earn PDH Credit:
The credit certificate of completion and 1.0 PDH credits will be made available to the registrant after you have attended the webinar and the evaluation has been completed.

Recordings:
Recordings are available for 30 days following the date of registration.
Additional attendees at one location are not eligible to earn PDH credit for viewing an archived recording.