Prof John Liu

Distinguished Elders and Colleagues,

On behalf of the Executive Committee of the College of Medicine, University of Ibadan (CoMUI), I invite you to attend a lecture

Titled: "Lessons on Remote Instruction in the Age of COVID" with details as follows:
Date: 23 April 2021
Time: 4pm to 5.30pm (portal will open from 3.45pm)

Dr. John Liu, MITx Digital Learning Scientist, Mechanical Engineering, Digital Learning Lab will facilitate this session. Dr. Liu and his group at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) aim to scale engineering education and training to better meet the increasing demand for STEM skills in tomorrow’s workforce. His group adopts a three-pronged approach to develop scalable learning solutions: knowledge, hands-on skills, and critical thinking. Dr. John Liu has taught classes in a number of departments ranging from Mechanical Engineering, Media Lab, and Physics at MIT and universities in Singapore and Taiwan, and supported the MIT Mechanical Engineering department's 2020 transition to remote teaching during the COVID-19 pandemic.

He is a Lecturer and Researcher in the Mechanical Engineering Department and also a Scientist member of the MIT Digital Learning Laboratory. As the former Director of the PoM MicroMasters program, he facilitated a team of faculty and instructors to develop content and innovate manufacturing education at MIT using digital technology. His current interests include engineering education, mixed reality and haptic experiences, workforce solutions to address the nation-wide manufacturing skills gap, open-ended assessments for scalable education settings, instructional design theory for massively open online courses, and medical device design. Dr. Liu earned his B.S. in Applied Physics from Caltech and S.M. and Ph.D. and S.M. in Mechanical Engineering from MIT, under an MIT-SUTD fellowship and NSF Graduate Research Fellowship.

This session will cover the following topics:

1. Strategies to transition classroom learning to remote
2. A planning framework for remote hands-on learning/labs
3. Best practices in active learning strategies

We look forward to this session and are really grateful for the opportunity. The date and time are Friday 23 April at 2021 at 4pm. I look forward to welcoming you online.

Thank you.

Olayinka Omigbodun FAS, FNAMed
Professor of Psychiatry and Provost, CoMUI

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