Challenges, benefits & drawbacks of chemical engineering on-line teaching during Covid-19 pandemic

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Distance learning demand has increased and turned into an obligatory educational system during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Within this period, students need exceptional support and assistance to be adjusted to the Online framework environment. The current study investigates distance learning on chemical engineering students' educational performance during this pandemic period. This study addresses many issues related to distance learning, such as the household setting suitability with the internet connections, Online lecture activities, Online classroom experience and assessment tools, and student's perception of the Online graduation projects. A comprehensive survey was organized and structured to observe and evaluate these associated issues to distance learning. The study targeted the third, fourth, and fifth-year students. The responses of the students revealed positive and negative assessments of the Online teaching during this Pandemic. Generally, the participated students did not experience significant technical obstacles to acquiring all the Online activities. Most of the contributed students expressed some difficulties concentrating during the Online sessions with limited student-instructor interactions. Graduation Project students encountered problems in performing technical discussions with their academic advisors, coordinators, and teammates compared to the face-to-face approach.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)107-114
Number of pages8
JournalEducation for Chemical Engineers
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2021


  • Chemical engineering education
  • Covid-19
  • Distance learning
  • Graduation project
  • Undergraduate courses

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemical Engineering
  • Education


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