Four unique and distinct professors from AU's College of Humanities and Sciences have found ways to ensure that the human touch isn't lost in high-tech course delivery. Although each have different areas of expertise, all four teachers share a mission – and a passion – for preparing students to be problem solvers in the new world.
Dr. Samir Hadid, Professor, says that racing into the digital age has already greatly enhanced learning. "It is a pioneering field of flexible learning," he explains. "I've found it to be a successful platform empowering inter-professional education."
After two months of remote course delivery, Dr. Salah Gad, an Associate Professor and Head of the Sociology Department, offers an astute observation: "The virtual educational world that has turned into a real world."
Dr. Abd Al Karim Haj Ismail, Assistant Professor, says the key to AU’s success is that “students and faculty dealt with the situation by leveraging their creativity and flexibility.” He believes the future will combine the best of both online and in-person worlds. And he's looking forward to a time when these two ways will work as one.
Dr. Enaam Youssef, Assistant Professor, says the two most important tools in her online courses have been human interaction and discussion – especially since she teaches classes related to "monitoring and analyzing social reality and crisis management." Even in cyberspace, her students were able to explore these timely concepts together.