EUA has taken the decision to hold this year’s European Learning & Teaching Forum as an online event. Staff at the University of Deusto and EUA had been looking forward to an opportunity to meet in person and connect with both old and new colleagues and acquaintances; however, in view of the current situation and to ensure the safety of everybody involved, it was ultimately decided to offer plenary and breakout sessions as well as networking opportunities in an online format instead.
The European Learning & Teaching Forum is an EUA event that provides an opportunity for participants to meet and discuss developments in learning and teaching at European universities. The Forum builds on EUA’s work with its member universities on this topic. Alongside the bottom-up approach, the Forum makes use of EUA’s extensive policy work in European higher education. The Forum is an ideal event for vice-rectors for academic affairs, deans, and management involved in learning and teaching. It also welcomes students, policy-makers and other stakeholders in higher education.
While the Covid-19 pandemic has posed considerable challenges to the higher education sector, it has also resulted in an innovation drive, with many universities rethinking the methods and formats that work best for their learners. In reflecting about the future, many questions remain: Looking beyond the trend of the moment, how can new technologies really enhance learning and teaching? How can digitalisation be embedded in a university’s culture in a way that serves the institution’s strategic objectives? How can the potential of digitalisation be harnessed to increase equity of access to learning? What will the implications be for internationalisation? These and many other questions will be at the heart of the event.
Through a mix of plenary and parallel sessions, the Forum provides a platform for discussion on how universities enhance learning and teaching through digital means, while also presenting the work of the 2021 EUA Learning & Teaching Thematic Peer Groups...ver mais