Classes that click

Spotlighting remote learning

“Classes that Click” is a series spotlighting how Emory is adapting undergraduate courses to remote learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Each column will showcase one course, with insights and tips from both the professor and students.

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Yael Cohen transformed a backyard table into study space when she returned home to Costa Rica.

Classes that click: a semester to remember

Staying focused on academics amidst the COVID-19 pandemic brought lessons during class times and beyond. As Emory moves into remote learning for summer courses, faculty and students reflect on what they learned this spring.

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Classes that click: Linguistics

Sofia Garcia-Arias did not want to complete her senior year as a remote learner, but the experience reinforced her ties with Emory. Professor Susan Tamasi admired how resilient Garcia-Arias and other students were, and was pleased they were successful despite the challenges.

Michelle Mugo

Classes that click: The making of modern South Africa

Although Michelle Mugo had not envisioned completing her senior year from home, her takeaways include lessons in adapting to change that will help carry her through life. History professor Clifton Crais believes the pandemic can help us become better teachers, students and citizens.

Caroline Wilkinson

Classes that click: Psychology of leadership

For Caroline Wilkinson, transitioning to remote learning began with spending time creating her optimal learning environment. For professor Stephen Nowicki, it meant his first foray into incorporating remote technology into his lessons. "Classes that Click" explores how Emory is adapting to remote learning.

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Classes that click: Population health

For Dara Suschke, transitioning to remote learning has meant learning lessons in flexibility that will benefit her as a nurse. For professor Quyen Phan, it meant supplementing hands-on clinical training with comparable virtual activities. “Classes that Click” explores how Emory is adapting to remote learning.

Sethi smiles at her teacher while attending a class on Zoom

Classes that click: Introduction to sociology

For student Sareena Sethi, decorating her room at home to be more like her college room is helping ease the transition; for sociology professor Devon Goss, a four-legged assistant helps brighten the days. “Classes That Click” explores how Emory is adapting to remote learning.

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Classes that click: Physics for scientists and engineers

"Classes that Click" is a series spotlighting how Emory is adapting undergraduate courses to remote learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Each column will showcase one course, with insights and tips from both the professor and students.