With all aspects of tertiary studies migrating to online mode, science students may be affected as lab classes are no more.
Strategizing their way through the pandemic, the Faculty of Science at the University of the South Pacific is re-structuring the content of some of their learning materials.
“The Faculty of Science at the University of the South Pacific has come up with alternative activities to replace face to face laboratory classes. These lab classes were replaced with pre-recorded video lab tutorials, question and answers on made-up lab scenarios and stimulus exercises. These exercises need to meet the learning objectives for each course before they are considered,” said Dr Anjeela Jokhan, Dean Faculty of Science, Technology & Environment, USP.
“Interactions from first year Bachelor of Science students is quite low compared to final year students who can’t wait to finish off their program and graduate.
“Students are encouraged to contact the faculty if they do not have the means and resources to access online content. These students will be facilitated accordingly.”