Events / Meetings

How to Successfully Teach During a Pandemic: Contrasts between Audiences of College Students and Working Professionals

When: Tuesday, February 9, 2021 -- 2:00 - 3:00 PM ET

This webinar was developed by the ITE Education Council.

Webinar Description:

This webinar is part of a continuing series that documents best practices in transportation education. This session will discuss effective approaches in consideration of whether the audience is comprised primarily of college students or transportation professionals, with emphases on delivery through a fully virtual environment. The content will detail lessons learned in effectively engaging both groups.

The first portion of the webinar will exemplify interactive and constructive learning through the application of paired and group discussions. This will include an overview of effective techniques for improving student learning and engagement, including contrasts between in-person and online classes. The discussion will also include examples of how COVID-19 related content has been integrated into courses during the pandemic.

As with college courses, engineering professional development classes also pivoted to a virtual environment in response to the pandemic. These continuing education courses faced similar, but unique, challenges as compared to college students in terms of engagement and interaction. The second portion of the webinar will detail effective strategies for addressing these challenges.

Learning Objectives:
Attendees of this webinar will be able to:

  • Identify interactive and constructive learning strategies.
  • Understand how paired and group discussion could be administered in an online setting.
  • Identify opportunities and challenges that arise with online instruction as compared to in-person instruction.
  • Develop and deliver online courses that are appropriate for different audiences and topic areas.


  • Andi Bill, Traffic Safety Engineering Research Program Manager | University of Wisconsin
  • Masoud Ghodrat Abadi, Assistant Professor | California State University, Sacramento

ITE Members: Free
Non-Members: $99.00

This fee includes a live web event, an archived recording, webinar evaluation, 1.0 PDH credits, and a certificate of completion.