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Coping with online lectures

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Universiti Putra Malaysia Faculty of Educational Studies dean Professor Dr Aida Suraya Md Yunus said some lecturers were mentally stressed by the technology as it drained them of their energy, especially those who are not tech-savvy.

Aida said setting up an online lecture session required time as she needed to identify the right time to disburse teaching materials, as well as make sure that the video and audio qualities were adequate.

She said her lectures were usually based on the same teaching materials that she used for ordinary classroom sessions.

“Whatever the teaching platform is, the delivery of lectures will still be the same. In a normal class, you may ask questions or discuss issues. The same goes for online lecture sessions.

“However, you may need to get more creative and take the initiative to come up with quizzes via Kahoot (a free game-based learning platform that makes learning fun),” Aida said.

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