Nov 23, 2020 | Atlanta, GA
By Georgia Parmelee, College of Engineering
Four engineering professors and their students talk about the challenges of online learning during the pandemic and the human touchpoints that make all the difference. Among the faculty and students interviewed are ECE Professor Bernard Kippelen and Emily Marshall, a third-year electrical engineering student.
It’s a very different time on campus for both students and faculty at Georgia Tech. Classes are mostly remote, and if hybrid classes are offered, very few students show up in-person, opting instead for the safety of their dorm rooms. New methods of learning have forced professors to think outside the box, creating novel modes of teaching and virtual engagement, fully embracing their responsibility to deliver a top-ranked Tech education that students are so eager to receive. Here are four stories of classes that were successfully taught this semester, largely due to the care and commitment of the professors.