Around the globe, efforts to use technology in remote learning during COVID-19 lockdown are enormous, and different educational applications, platforms and resources are being explored.
Laboratory courses constitute a unique challenge to remote instruction. The need to deliver learning outcomes of practical courses via a fully virtual experience is demanding.
This activity is intended to share experience with remote learning of pharmacy laboratory courses during COVID-19 lockdown. Readiness for remote laboratory learning is crucial for pharmacy schools’ strategic planning and preparedness for any remote learning activities in the future.
1. Highlight the expertise and skills of pharmacy laboratory educators in remote laboratory instruction
2. Identify best practices for remote laboratory instruction obtained from the preliminary experience during COVID-19
3. Discuss methods of assessment of remote laboratory instruction
4. Elaborate challenges of the “new norm” of remote instruction when applied to laboratory courses
5. Remote handling of pharmacy laboratory research during out-of-lab periods
Dalal Hammoudi, Lebanese International University, Lebanon
1. Malaika Turner, Howard University College of Pharmacy, the USA
2. Indiran Pather, Howard University, the USA
3. Peter J Rice, University of Colorado School of Pharmacy, the USA
4. Susan Finstrom, University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences - the USA
5. Tom Anchordoquy, University of Colorado, the USA
6. Edmund Ekuadzi, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology- Ghana
7. Chelsea Baker, Purdue University College of Pharmacy, the USA
8. Jamie L. Woodyard, Purdue University College of Pharmacy, the USA
9. Susana Abdel Fattah, Lebanese International University, Lebanon
10. Rana Mohaidly, Lebanese International University, Lebanon
11. Nicolette Sammut Bartolo, University of Malta, Malta