Transitioning Education and Training to a Virtual World, Lessons Learned

S. Charlie Dey, Victor Eijkhout, Lars Koesterke, Je'aime Powell, Susan Lindsey, Rosalia Gomez, Brandi Kuritz, and Joshua Freeze

Volume 12, Issue 2 (February 2021), pp. 18–20

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  author={S. Charlie Dey and Victor Eijkhout and Lars Koesterke and Je'aime Powell and Susan Lindsey and Rosalia Gomez and Brandi Kuritz and Joshua Freeze},
  title={Transitioning Education and Training to a Virtual World, Lessons Learned},
  journal={The Journal of Computational Science Education},
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Interaction is the key to making education more engaging. Effective interaction is difficult enough to achieve in a live classroom, and it is extremely challenging in a virtual environment. To keep the degree of instruction and learning at the levels our students have come to expect, additional efforts are required to focus efforts on other facets to motivate learning, whether the learning is relative to students in our academic courses, student internship programs, Summer Institute Series, or NSF/TACC's Frontera Fellowship Program. We focus our efforts in lecturing less and interacting more.