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The Digital Condition: an informal discussion group

The Digital Condition is an open discussion group, organised by Mark Carrigan and Milan Stürmer, building on last year’s experimental project to inquire about the digitalised experience of the pandemic. For each meeting there will be a short article and a series of questions posed in advance, with the session being an open forum for […]

Pandemic Perspectives: A Call to Arms for the Humanities

David Christie At the beginning of the pandemic in March 2020, I found myself, perhaps like everyone else, endlessly speculating on the long-term impact of Covid-19. Struggling to reach even the most tentative conclusions as to how the post-Covid future would unfold, I felt a desperate need to talk about it with others, and, as […]

Performance of Higher Education within pandemic and post-pandemic – a perspective from Poland, United Kingdom, and Ukraine

Justyna Maciąg, Tammi Sinha, Tetiana Prykhodko & Mateusz Lewandowski Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) have had to change their delivery and ways of working at incredible speed. The disruptive innovation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic is having profound impacts on all stakeholders of HEIs. This study reports on the results of the project which has brought […]

Digital accessibility: meeting our ethical and legal obligations in the inter- and post-pandemic university

Richard de Blacquiere-Clarkson The question of how to apply the relatively recent web accessibility legislation to teaching materials is complex, as it was seemingly written without Higher or Further education in mind, and several key terms in the legislation are undefined. At University of Leeds we have rapidly developed an approach and guidance for colleagues […]

Digital Pedagogies During and after the Coronavirus Emergency in a Low Resource Environment: The Case of State University of Zanzibar

Maryam Jaffar Ismail, Said A.S.Yunus & Michael Gallagher The State University of Zanzibar (SUZA) is the only state-owned university founded in 1999, and officially commenced its academic activities in 2001. SUZA is located in Zanzibar, which is composed of two islands, Unguja and Pemba. It has more than 315 academic staff, 300 non-academic staff and 4742 […]

The Varieties of Online Learning Experiences

J.J. Sylvia IV In the spring of 2020, K-12 and higher education classes around the world shifted online in order to slow the spread of COVID-19. Both students and instructors were forced to quickly adapt to these circumstances even though many had never previously taken an online course or taught an online course. Throughout spring […]

Opening district spaces to collaboration, education (and research) by inclusion and simulation in a post-covid society

Federico Monaco, Katya Lucà In order to design an exploratory tool to brainstorm about possible scenarios we have sketched an open source canvas with eight dimensions reflecting the local resiliency enacted during the pandemic. The three missions (teaching, research and public engagement) and others dimensions, conceived as layers, intersect three different times (before, during, and […]

Reimagining higher education in the post-pandemic world

Anastasia Olga Tzirides, Mary Kalantzis, Bill Cope The COVID-19 pandemic led higher education institutions to rethink the way that instruction can occur under the newly established circumstances. Many universities in the US and around the world have resumed instruction in hybrid format that is based to face-to-face instruction, coupled with online portions. In the case […]

Transitioning a large first year human physiology subject to fully online delivery due to COVID19: Supporting student learning in the online environment

Amy Larsen, Deanna Horvath, Stuart James There is no going back, in a post-COVID University the new norm will inevitably be greater reliance on online and remote learning. The student experience will no longer be structured around a bricks and mortar campus that only those in proximity can access, but allow students more choice and […]

Ed-Tech to the rescue? Platforms, digital labour and the casualisation of academic work

Mariya Ivancheva, Aline Courtois, Carolina Guzman-Valenzuela Within the emerging critical literature on Edtech in higher education (HE) and its impact on academic labour, with rare exceptions, little attention has been paid to the outsourcing of teaching through Online Program Management providers (OPMs), and how it contributes to the casualisation of academic work inside and within […]

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