Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community

Learning and Teaching in a Pandemic: Opportunities, Challenges and Lessons Learned


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TILT Annual Learning and Teaching Conference (ALTC) 2021, Nottingham Trent University, Online, to Nottingham, UK, via MS Teams, Keynote, Sept 14, 2021.

In this presentation I draw on my experience and coverage of stories of learning and teaching in the pandemic to bring together the best of what we learned over the last two years. From the perspective of three conference themes: 1. Active, Collaborative Learning, 2. Digital Tools and Technologies, and 3. Learning Communities, I look at where academics and universities excelled, where they struggled, and where they adopted new practises that may have a more lasting impact. I summarise these into ten core lessons we learned about learning and teaching during the pandemic, three challenges facing us as we leverage these into a better 'new normal', and three concrete opportunities for action we can take to facilitate improvements in learning, based on these lessons.


Stephen Downes Stephen Downes, Casselman, Canada
stephen@downes.ca

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