Civil engineering students can now access one of the IGS’s key geosynthetics lectures online thanks to the IGS Foundation (IGSF).
The ‘introduction to geosynthetics’ lecture, devised and supported as part of the IGS Educate the Educators (EtE) program, was traditionally given face-to-face. But the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on live events inspired the IGSF to create a digital version of the talk so it can be accessed anywhere at any time.
Presented by former IGS President Professor Jorge Zornberg, the one-hour lecture is designed for those new to geosynthetics and is split into five bite-size videos. It includes a guide for instructors on course content and learning outcomes, followed by sessions introducing geosynthetics, their types and functions, and concludes with a summary.
Complementary videos from Vice-President of IGS Brazil Professor Maria das Graças Gardoni suggest how instructors might want to structure and present the videos to create a more interactive and engaging experience for students.
To access the digital lectures, contact IGS Secretariat Manager Elise Oatman at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Find out more about the IGSF, becoming a Founding Donor, or applying for funding, by emailing Boyd Ramsey at Boyd@TheIGSFoundation.com.
Learn more about the IGSF by visiting this website and reading its first annual report.
Explore more IGS Educate the Educators initiatives here: https://www.geosyntheticssociety.org/initatives/educate-the-educators/