Entries by Reto Jud

Lessons from Covid-19 – Paradigm shift through distance testing (4)

Completely secure online exams are neither possible nor necessary. In many cases they do not even make sense. Instead, the current situation shows us how we could fundamentally change the credentialing system for the benefit of all. In Part 1 of this mini-series, we gave an overview of how the health crisis is changing university […]

Teaching from Covid-19 – How Distance Teaching comes alive (3)

Online lectures pose major challenges for students and lecturers alike. We need to rethink and make more use of contemporary didactic tools. The result will be a sustainable change in university teaching. The greatest challenge of synchronous online teaching is the interaction with the many participants. Online coaching of individual students or small groups works […]

Teaching from Covid-19 – How universities can teach digitally (2)

So far, the potential of existing platforms for online teaching has only been used to a small extent. In the following, three scenarios will show how digital university teaching could be made attractive. They are based on previous experience in the classroom and with hybrid academic conferences. Scenario 1: Three screens for presentations and plenary […]

Lessons from Covid-19 – Digital Universities (1)

The lockdown has changed higher education – probably permanently. Much will have to be redesigned in the coming years, but for now the challenges and opportunities dominate the autumn semester 2020. Teaching and learning were affected differently by Covid-19 than research and services. For the former, there was a compulsion to change in the short […]