Latest GLC Publications

publications of the GLC, our members and their institutions on digital learning


A Time of Disruption in Higher Education: Is it time for big change for Universities? GLC Co-Chair Friedrich W. Hesse believes higher education has reached a tipping point. Written for OEB20. Read more / Download article as PDF.

Let’s dare to reimagine education in our time of crisis: Sustainable changes in digital learning will result from best practice alongside bold experimentation, say Friedrich W. Hesse, Volker Meyer-Guckel, Bitange Ndemo, Alexandros Papaspyridis, Rahim Rajan and Suzanne Walsh at the Times Higher Education article, published on August 16, 2020. Read more / Download article as PDF.

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Thought Leader Questionnaire: Higher Education during COVID-19


The COVID-19 pandemic resulted in drastic changes to higher education around the world. In most countries, in-class teaching was discontinued overnight. In this moment of profound institutional irritation, the question arises as to how universities react to this, which strategies for digital or remote learning are being adopted, and what long-term consequences the crisis can have for higher education.

To answer these questions, the Global Learning Council has initiated the “Thought Leader Questionnaire: Higher Education during COVID-19”. The study explores these questions from a governance and organization point of view in an internationally comparative perspective.

Across seven world regions, members of leadership of 30 institutions of higher education have been selected to participate in the two-step survey. The final results will be published on this page.

Participating institutions will also have access to preliminary results. If you feel your institution would provide a valuable perspective and should be included in the sample, please reach out to Anne Leiser.


Apps and platforms, tools and resources for digital teaching and learning


edX tips for successful online learning: tips and strategies to help you succeed in your learning journey

Apps for Students With Special Needs: The coronavirus creates a unique challenge for students with special needs—educators share recommendations for apps to support learning at home.

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Case Studies

The GLC collects case studies of innovative work being done in technology enhanced learning.


Wheel Spinning – When do instructors need to intervene in online courses?: This case study looks at students who persistently fail in solving problems using cognitive tutors in mathematics.

Respecting Data Privacy: Anonymizing Practices at DataShop: Respecting learner privacy in sharing data can be accomplished by implementing some simple practices which still give learning researchers reasonable access to such data.

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Other Resources



Position Paper: Bologna Digital ‘Bologna Digital’ Position Paper submitted to the Bologna Follow-Up Group (BFUG).

Handbook on Facilitating Flexible Learning During Educational Disruption: The Handbook describes several flexible online learning strategies implemented in China under the Chinese Ministry of Education initiative Disrupted classes, Undisrupted Learning which ensured flexible online learning to over 270 million students from their homes.

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