Teaching and Learning in Higher Education in the Age of COVID-19

In “Teaching and Learning in Higher Education in the Age of COVID-19: A Knowledge Synthesis»

The researchers asked two main questions:

  • What are the needs of students in terms of distance education?
  • What is the added value of digital technology in the continuing education and/or professional integration of teachers?

They arrive at four recommendations:

  • Distance education (FAD) is learning that takes place outside the classroom and not necessarily online. It has long been demonstrated that DE is a means of enabling equity in post-secondary education.
  • In order to increase the accessibility and equity of online courses (hybrid and blended), special attention to Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is paramount.
  • Face-to-face courses should offer hybrid and blended learning.
  • first-year to post-secondary students need face-to-face classes in order to socialize with their peers and learn to meet the expectations of teachers in higher education.

Presentation

“While some students and teachers have retreated to face-to-face learning in Quebec post-secondary institutions, our research group, through a multidimensional exploration of online teaching and learning, has arrived at the conclusion that institutions offering only face-to-face courses should also offer online, hybrid and blended courses.

This stems from the skills and flexibility teachers and students have learned and appreciated while teaching online during the pandemic.

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Finally, the pandemic has taught us an important lesson: disability can be visible (eg, reduced mobility) or invisible (eg, a mental health issue), permanent or temporary/situational. It is not always easy or possible to disclose a disability and we believe that the use of the principles of universal design for learning in higher education, face-to-face or distance learning, should be strongly encouraged in order to increase accessibility. and fairness.”

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Research report

Source: Scientific watch in education – Crifpe – Subscribe


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