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From Online and Hybrid Instructional Modes To Residential Classes: Lessons Learned and Activities To Retain
During the beginning of the Covid-19 outbreak, instructors quickly pivoted the delivery of classes from the traditional residential mode to an online instruction. As the pandemic progressed, this delivery mode were expanded to a hybrid mode, and starting Fall 2021, many US universities have returned back to the in-person instruction mode. During these unprecedented times, there were many lessons learned on how to continue delivering the best learning experience for students that can also be implemented back on residential classrooms. The present work in progress discusses the implementation in a full resident class the use of current technology, new active learning techniques, team projects and how to better communicate with students based in the author’s experience after teaching a variety of asynchronous, synchronous and hybrid classes throughout the past 2020-2021 academic year. The implementation is currently undergoing in a small and a large class, in a sophomore and senior chemical engineering class respectively and the results of this implementation will be finished by the end of the Fall 2021 semester.