Digital Technology and the Post-Pandemic University

October 21st, 9am to 6pm BST

9:00 to 9:45: Ben Williamson: ‘The cloud campus with a cyborg centre’ (Chair: Jeremy Knox)

10:15 to 11:15: Student Experience During the Crisis (Chair: Ben Williamson)

Digital pedagogies during and after coronavirus emergency in low resources environment: the case of State University of Zanzibar – Maryam Jaffar Ismail and Said A.S.Yunus (State University of Zanzibar) 

E-learning in the face of a pandemic through student eyes – Thomas Hiscox (Monash) 

Transitioning a large first year human physiology subject to fully online delivery due to COVID19: Supporting student learning in the online environment – Amy Larsen (La Trobe University), Deanna Horvath (La Trobe University), Stuart James (La Trobe University).

11:45 to 12:45: Comparative Perspectives on Higher Education During a Crisis (Chair: Aliandra Lazzari Barlete)

Edtech to the rescue? Digitalisation and platformisation of academic work in the UK and Chile – Mariya Ivancheva (University of Liverpool), Aline Courtois (University of Bath), Carolina Guzman Valenzuela (University of Tarapacá)

Performance of Higher Education within pandemic and post-pandemic – a perspective of Poland, United Kingdom, and Ukraine – Justyna Maciag (Jagiellonian University) and Tammi Sinha (University of Winchester)

From corona crisis management to ‘new normal’ – A Danish university educational perspective – Helle Mathiasen (University of Copenhagen)

12:45 to 13:30: Lunch

13:30 to 14:30: Learning Design for a Pandemic (Chair: Hannah Moscovitz) 

Designing digitally-enhanced flexible courses for the post-pandemic university within an equity framework: a research-based proposal for teaching content from a multilingual perspective – Giovanna Carloni (University of Urbino)

Digital accessibility: meeting our ethical and legal obligations in the inter- and post-pandemic university – Richard de Blacquiere-Clarkson (University of Leeds)  

Higher Education Work-Based Learning and Assessment during COVID-19 – Nick Mapletoft (University Centre Quayside) and Andy Price (University Centre Quayside) 

15:00 to 16:00: Pedagogical Reflections on a Pandemic (Chair: Steve Watson)

The creepy university: professorial zombies and zoom zombies – Jeremy Hunsinger (Wilfrid Laurier University)

Staff Experiences of The Rapid Move Online: Challenges and OpportunitiesEileen Kennedy (University College London) and Allison littlejohn (University College London)

Digital Agility: How a Humanities Department’s Pre-COVID Strategy Enabled Lockdown Operations – Nathan Loewen (University of Alabama) 

The Varieties of Online Learning Experience: A Study of the Infodemic – J.J. Sylvia IV (Fitchburg State University) 

16:30 to 17:45: The Future of the University (Chair: Eva Hartmann)

The post-pandemic panopticon: critical questions for facial recognition technology in higher education – Stefanie Z. Demetriades and Ali Rachel Pearl (University of Southern California) 

Scenario planning for digitalised education: managing uncertainties through the pandemic and beyond – Matthew Finch (University of Southern Queensland)

Opening district spaces to collaboration, education (and research) by inclusion and simulation in a post-covid society – Federico Monaco (University of Parma) and Katya Lucà (City Council of Parma)

Reimagining higher education in the post-pandemic world – Anastasia-Olga (Olnancy) Tzirides (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

Student residential accommodation – Zachary Spire (University College London) 


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