Re-thinking Pedagogy and Dis-embodied Interaction for Online Learning and Co-Design

Salu Ylirisku*, Giyong Jang, Nitin Sawhney

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Online courses are a key means for universities to scale up their educational offerings to wider audiences. In 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic worsened, many such courses that were initially designed to be given in-person, were pushed online. Instructors and their respective institutions, however, had limited knowledge of processes, practices, and tools to design high-quality learning experiences. This paper collects faculty and student experiences from a Nordic university and outlines key challenges for designing high-quality live online learning sessions. It demonstrates that, given the fundamentally different contexts for learning in digital settings, teachers need to rethink their understanding of what is possible, and engage with creative tools and pedagogical practices that support enhanced learning experiences online.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of Nordes 2021
Subtitle of host publicationMatters of Scale
PublisherDesign School Kolding
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 15 Aug 2021
MoE publication typeA4 Conference publication
EventNordic Design Research Conference - Kolding, Denmark
Duration: 15 Aug 202118 Aug 2021
Conference number: 9

Publication series

NameNordic Design Research Conference
ISSN (Electronic)1604-9705


ConferenceNordic Design Research Conference
Abbreviated titleNORDES
Internet address


  • online learning
  • co-design
  • pedagogy


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