Professors Without Borders Think Tank

  • Professors Without Borders has published the report for its first virtual conference.
  • The report presents the findings from two-panel discussions. Moving Higher Education Online: pitfalls and opportunities for teachers and Learning Online: adaptation strategies from students.

The report aims to showcase the challenges and opportunities in online learning and teaching as many higher education institutions opt to move their courses online due to COVID.

Read the report here

Watch the full conference here


Higher Education in the Time of COVID-19: Challenges and Opportunities of Online Learning

As Coronavirus spread around the globe in early 2020, universities retreated behind the screens. Higher education literally moved online, providing an opportunity to discover the joys of technology for some, a gruelling and impersonal experience for others, and something in between for most of us.

This event brought lecturers and students from around the world to share with each other the challenges each have faced in adapting to a new teaching environment. In the first panel, lecturers from universities in Asia, the Americas, Europe and Africa shared the difficulties they encountered, and how they expect to adapt to the 2020-2021 academic term.

The second panel addressed the students’ experience with online education, their expectations and hopes, and advice on how to successfully engage with online educational tools in a very competitive cyberspace.

The conference took place online on the 26th of June at 2:00 pm BST.