Strategies of Engineering Mechanics Course During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Abstract : A blended learning strategy in the form of a mixture of synchronous and unsynchronous lectures in engineering mechanics course is described in this paper. The asynchronous lecture has been utilizing by the Andalas University online facilities, namely i-learn. The video of the lecture contents was also provided in this course. Meanwhile, the synchronous lecture was conducted online by using the Google Meet platform. This strategy has been carried out since Padang city experiencing an increase in cases of COVID-19 infection. Therefore, all education activities at Andalas University must be conducted online. The answers to the midterm exam were also recorded in video format. Based on the survey results to the engineering mechanics students, this blended learning strategy effectively increased students’ understanding of lecture materials. (Link)