University of Wollongong (Australia)
Talk / Timeline of an outbreakAustralian Higher Education Moving to Online Teaching in Response to Novel Coronavirus 19
The beginning of the 2020 academic year will be remembered as being disruptive due to the calamity that is COVID19. This presentation provides a chronological narrative of one university's response to the pandemic. It examines the challenges the university faced transfering the entire student body to online learning, and the important learning (and discoveries) that occured along the way. Finally it considers the impact the 2020 pandemic will have on remote and online learning for the future.
Stafford Lumsden is a Technology Enhanced Learning & Education (TEL Ed.) Specialist at the University of Wollongong, NSW, Australia. A long time member of KOTESOL he is also a PhD candidate in the Faculty of Medicine and Human Sciences at Macquarie University, NSW, Australia.