Teaching at tertiary level in the time of COVID-19 - an experience report

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Abstract

Teaching under COVID-19 conditions is even more challenging than before. Students have a strong wish to finish their studies in time, regardless of the uneasy circumstances. This contribution describes the actions that had been done within a study program at the bachelor's degree to deal with the changed conditions under the current pandemic. Since the theme of the study program is in the field of information technology, a benefit is students' and teachers' affinity to digitization. The retention of the timetable originally designed for face-to-face lectures has proved successful, even during phases of pure distance teaching. Synchronous (dislocated but simultaneous) forms of teaching were used for the vast majority of lectures. Because of low acceptance by students, asynchronous forms were used only sparingly. Various scenarios for conducting exams were also devised. Some conversions caused by the pandemic will be maintained in the post-COVID-19 era. In this respect, the pandemic has accelerated the digitization of teaching.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIDIMT 2021 - Pandemics
Subtitle of host publicationImpacts, Strategies and Responses, 29th Interdisciplinary Information Management Talks
EditorsPetr Doucek, Gerhard Chroust, Vaclav Oskrdal
PublisherTrauner Verlag Universitat
Pages459-465
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9783991132615
Publication statusPublished - 3 Sep 2021
Event29th Interdisciplinary Information Management Talks: Pandemics: Impacts, Strategies and Responses - Kutná Hora, Czech Republic
Duration: 1 Sep 20213 Sep 2021
https://idimt.org/

Publication series

NameIDIMT 2021 - Pandemics: Impacts, Strategies and Responses, 29th Interdisciplinary Information Management Talks

Conference

Conference29th Interdisciplinary Information Management Talks
Abbreviated titleIDIMT-2021
Period01.09.202103.09.2021
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Keywords

  • COVID-19
  • Distance learning
  • Exams
  • Lessons
  • Tertiary-level education

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