A recent article in Inside Higher Ed highlights one New York Tech faculty member’s efforts to support his students’ success in unprecedented times.
When COVID-19 necessitated remote learning, Bryan Gibb, Ph.D., assistant professor of biological and chemical sciences, quickly began reshaping lessons and laboratory coursework to ensure that learning and student support went uninterrupted. Using a “flipped” teaching model, he provided worksheets on scientific findings for labs and began journal clubs to foster experimentation and engaging discussions. For example, as debate ensued on whether the drug hydroxychloroquine could be used to safely treat COVID-19, one group of microbiology students evaluated the latest research and contributed an objective interpretation.
While continually providing innovative learning experiences may be tricky in a virtual environment, Gibb remains optimistic. “Given what we now know about the coronavirus, whatever we do, it will be hard,” he says. “But I know the New York Tech faculty are committed to putting out the best educational product possible.”
This story is part of a new initiative in which New York Tech has partnered with Inside Higher Ed. This is the second of four sponsored content features that will appear in the next few months. See the July Inside Higher Ed story about New York Tech’s Entrepreneurship and Technology Innovation Center’s E.R.R.S.E.L.A.