Last spring, I had to come up with a new way to teach MECH 333B [Experimental Analysis in Materials Science: Experimental design and analysis for evaluating materials properties. In this course, students work in teams to design and implement experiments, record and interpret results and prepare a final report]. Students signed up for MECH 333B as per the course catalogue.
However, since this course is a hands-on learning experience that focuses on data acquisition, it’s impossible to teach as announced due to the COVID restrictions. I had to readjust the course to focus on data analysis instead. This is only possible if image analysis software is available for download or online so students can perform data analysis in the convenience of their home.