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Online Education and the COVID-19 Outbreak: A Case Study of Online Teaching during Lockdown

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Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University, Cardiff CF10 3NB, UK
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School of Geography and Planning, Cardiff University, Cardiff CF10 3WA, UK
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Educ. Sci. 2021, 11(2), 72; https://doi.org/10.3390/educsci11020072
Received: 7 December 2020 / Revised: 31 January 2021 / Accepted: 6 February 2021 / Published: 13 February 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has become a critical challenge for the higher education sector. Exploring the capacity of this sector to adapt in the state of uncertainty has become more significant than ever. In this paper, we critically reflect on our experience of teaching urban design research methods online during the early COVID-19 lockdown in the UK. This is an exploratory case study with a qualitative approach with an aim to inform resilient practices of teaching in the face of public health emergencies. Drawing on the experience of teaching the Research Methods and Techniques subject during lockdown, we discuss the rapid transition from face-to-face to online teaching and point to the challenges and opportunities in relation to the learning and teaching activities, assessment and feedback, and digital platforms. This paper concludes by outlining some key considerations to inform the development of more adaptive and resilient approaches to online teaching in the context of unprecedented global health crises such as the COVID-19 pandemic. We argue that it is critical to move beyond fixed pedagogical frameworks to harness the productive capacities of adaptive teaching. View Full-Text
Keywords: online teaching; urban design; higher education; pandemic; COVID-19; public health; technology; EdTech; research methods online teaching; urban design; higher education; pandemic; COVID-19; public health; technology; EdTech; research methods
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Peimani, N.; Kamalipour, H. Online Education and the COVID-19 Outbreak: A Case Study of Online Teaching during Lockdown. Educ. Sci. 2021, 11, 72. https://doi.org/10.3390/educsci11020072

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