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  1. Kathiravelu Ganeshan, Otago Polytechnic Auckland International Campus, New Zealand
Wednesday, July 7 12:20-12:40 PM Room 2

Abstract: In this paper, I reflect on the successful online facilitation of learning of three computing courses that require the use of several pieces of specialized hardware and software. Pre-Covid, these courses were delivered in highly interactive and collaborative learning environments in the physical laboratories of our tertiary institution in New Zealand. The first lockdown was total and happened with just a couple of days' notice. Many extra hours were spent by me and my learners setting up the necessary infrastructure to replicate the laboratory setup, on their laptops or home PCs. I am glad to report that our learners gained ...