The Covid-19 pandemic prompted a rapid shift to online education. The 4TU.Centre for Engineering Education (4TU-CEE) initiated the writing of a white paper on the impact of Covid-19 on university teaching and learning.
This white paper was motivated by a desire to understand:
-How have students and staff been affected as a result of the shift to online education?
-How should universities be preparing for the future?
The authors present a synthesis of studies conducted across the four Universities of Technology in the Netherlands. They also reflect on what the Covid-19 pandemic has brought to our education system. Based on the synthesis results, they provide policymakers and teachers with implications relevant to the (immediate) response to continued pandemic-related restrictions. At the same time, they signal that digital education offers new opportunities for both scaling up and quality improvement to actively shape a preferred future for teaching.
The paper has been discussed with the 4TU Education board and its findings will be further discussed at the various universities in the upcoming months. On 28 September you are most welcome to join a webinar in which the projects of TU Delft (The wellness check system) and TU/e (Corona transition and student learning) will be presented.
Read the white paper.