Announcement: SEADS Seminar by Dr. Linda Strubbe

I suddenly have to move my face-to-face physics/astronomy course online! What should I do?

During this COVID-19 pandemic, many academic staff are being asked to quickly move their face-to-face classes online. This is challenging for many reasons: teaching online is quite different from teaching in person, many staff don’t have experience teaching online, transitioning quickly is difficult, and all of this is happening against a backdrop of high stress for students and staff alike. Being compassionate and mindful of equity issues is especially important during this time. We have written an Expert Recommendation for the website PhysPort ( to help staff make the transition, based on research-based pedagogical principles and ideas sourced from the physics/astronomy education community. In this seminar, I’ll share some guiding ideas for moving courses online (both lecture and labs), introduce some online resources, and share a few stories of how instructors have been approaching their transitions to online teaching.

Dr. Linda Strubbe
Science Teaching & Learning FellowUniversity of British Columbia, Canada
Thursday 18 June 2020 4:00 PM SAST

The talk will be streamed on YouTube here