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.
|Number of pages||10|
|Publication status||Published - 15 Aug 2021|
|MoE publication type||A4 Article in a conference publication|
|Event||Nordic Design Research Conference - Kolding, Denmark|
Duration: 15 Aug 2021 → 18 Aug 2021
Conference number: 9
- online learning