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on technology-supported learning and training

Berlin, December 1 — 3, 2021



How to Build the Future of Teaching and Learning While Growing from the Changes and Challenges of 2020-21

During 2020-21, higher education around the world pivoted in-person teaching and learning online in response to the COVD-19 pandemic. As campuses re-open(ed) with vaccinations, what’s the longer-term positive impact of all of the rapid changes for students, instructors, and staff? How do we take the lessons learned from difficult times and great challenges to transition to a better future rather than just a blind return to the pre-pandemic state of teaching and learning?

In this workshop, we will go beyond just thinking about the transition to more digital but also consider the increased awareness of more student-centered teaching methods during a time of great attention to diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts. At the time of this workshop, some participants will have already experienced a semester or two of how this new future is developing at their institute along with the hurdles and early reactions.

Learning Outcomes and take-aways:

  • Reflect upon a time of change and challenge to identify beneficial impacts for the future of how students learn and how those those behind instruction work.
  • Strategise maintaining the good and stopping the bad practices not working for students or not based on evidence-based pedagogy.
  • Build systems to support instructors in higher education continuing some percentage of digital learning.
  • Adjust and adapt during a time of transition to the “new normal” of teaching and learning.


OEB speaker Mary Ellen Wiltrout

Mary Ellen Wiltrout

Lecturer and Director of Online and Blended Learning Initiatives, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA