„A divide is opening up“ – An investigation about the overnight digitalisation of higher education teaching

Interview by NORA LESSING

How have higher education institutions around the world reacted to the pandemic? How do you reduce personal contact while keeping classes running? When the pandemic broke out in spring 2020, everything had to happen very fast at education establishments worldwide. Within the GLC, researchers recently investigated how universities and other higher education institutions (HEIs) dealt with the exceptional circumstances and what solutions they found.

Friedrich W. Hesse and Anne LeiserLeibniz Association’s online magizine spoke to the Co-Chair of the GLC, Friedrich W. Hesse, and project manager Anne Leiser, who coordinated the study, about the pandemic-related digitalisation of teaching and about the opportunities and limits of long-term digital transformation. Please find the whole interview here.

In addition four universities within the GLC network were asked which challenges they are facing due to the Coronavirus Pandemic and which opportunities arise for teaching an learning. You can find the interviews here – with Bitange Ndemo from the University of Nairobi, with Denise Pires de Carvalho from the Federal University in Rio de Janeiro, with Suzanne Walsh from Bennett College in Greensboro/North Carolina and Tan Eng Chye from the National University of Singapore.

Members of the GLC network

For more information on the Global Learning Report 2021, click here.


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