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What technology do you use in the classroom?
"I typically lean towards the use of open-source software that students can use and learn. Often, simple software such as Vensim or AnyLogic to do simulation is much better and interesting to students compared to solving the same problem using pen and paper."
How do you mentor students?
"As I tread this path with my mentees, we together forge a journey from unawareness to recognition, unveiling layers of complexity and embracing the beautiful yet intricate web of incessant learning."
What is the difference between online teaching vs on-campus?
"The advantages of online teaching include video-based explanations, a medium that resonates with contemporary students because they can pause, rewind, and revisit the topic at their own pace."
"In the digital classroom, students benefit from visual representations, real-life examples, and a range of instructional strategies that cater to diverse learning styles. Learning is more personalized, flexible, and in tune with the technological proclivities of today's learners."
What is the key to student success in your classes?
"Thinking the right way and looking at the larger picture."
Choudhury is director of the Occupational Safety and Health Doctoral Program at WVU, where he also directs the Human Factors and Neuroergonomics Lab, a highly collaborative research lab focusing on concepts such as patient safety, clinical decision-making, trust in artificial intelligence, and mobile health technologies.
The focus of HFN lab is to humanize the technology to foster better usability, adoption, and satisfaction.
Avishek collaborates with several international not-for-profit organizations across the globe, particularly in low-income countries, to address some of the issues under the Sustainable Development Goal (public health issues and digital divide concerns) using the science of human factors and artificial intelligence.
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