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We have invited members of ISB to share their thoughts on COVID-19 and its impacts on biomechanics education. Here it goes the first share. Please feel free to send us your thoughts.


"Our University has made it mandatory for staff and students to return to face-to-face classes this semester, unless they have a health exemption. In general, the majority of staff have been positive about this. However, I noticed that some of the students wanted the choice to return to campus or stay online, but our university has been firm with the return to campus. Other universities in my city are staying completely online, and others yet are offering hybrid classes.

Our teaching semester started this month, so it will be interesting to see how the students prefer all these options and how it affects enrolments. If students are forced by one university to return to the classroom full-time will they choose a more flexible university? Time will tell.

For the return to face-to-face research, I can imagine it would have been very difficult for clinical research on patients, or human movement research on participants. For me, the biggest problem has been reduced access to research funding and cancellation of funding, and unfortunately, even with the return to face-to-face classes and research, I am not sure when this issue will improve."

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