STEM crisis teaching: Curriculum design with e-learning tools

Sonya E. Van Nuland, Elissa Hall, Natalie R. Langley

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The COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent social distancing protocols have accelerated the shift to online teaching across the globe. In Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) programs this means a shift from face-to-face laboratory instruction to self-directed learning with e-learning tools. Unfortunately, selecting and integrating an e-learning tool into a curriculum can be daunting. This article highlights key questions and practical suggestions instructors should consider in choosing the most effective option for their course and learners.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)631-637
Number of pages7
JournalFASEB BioAdvances
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 2020


  • COVID-19
  • computer-assisted instruction
  • curriculum
  • distance education

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Medicine
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)
  • Physiology
  • Cancer Research


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