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Ensuring Quality of Teaching and Learning: Higher Education’s Response to COVID-19




As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to disrupt the sector Higher Education, we ask how well universities were able to adapt.

There has been an incredible uptake in and transition to remote ways of learning, and many HEIs have accelerated their timelines on digital learning.

What do these changes mean for the widening participation agenda and ensuring quality of teaching and learning?

What strategies have been put in place where digital is not an option?

And what might this look like from September onwards?

Join experts from the University of the Arts London and HEPI as they discuss some of the immediate solutions implemented in response to COVID-19, how we can prepare the sector for the future and their thoughts on how we can overcome the challenges ahead

Topics covered:    

  • Understanding the threats, challenges, and opportunities to widening participation, equality and quality of teaching and learning as we move beyond the crisis;
  • Maintaining academic integrity and standards whilst ensuring improved student learning – tools available to students and Universities in the new digital world of HE;
  • Lessons learnt from UAL – working on low-tech approaches to the curriculum when digital is not the immediate solution due to the nature of the course or limited access to resource;
  • How digital and remote learning aided the COVID-19 response - considering access and inclusion and supporting students at the University of Worcester;
  • Understanding what these changes mean for student experience, and how to support students and Universities during and post-Covid19 from traditional learning in buildings to online learning/virtual campuses;
  • Assessing the potential security implications due to the increased uptake of digital and remote solutions; secure remote working and learning, cyber security, protecting infrastructure and networks from attacks.
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Chair: Rachel Hewitt

Director of Policy and Advocacy, HEPI

Professor Susan Orr

Professor Susan Orr

Dean of Learning, Teaching and Enhancement, UAL

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Andrea Fitzgerald

Regional Head Business Management London & South East, Crown Commercial Service

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Val Yates

Director of Access & Inclusion, University of Worcester

Continue the Debate

This webinar is just a part of what the GovNet Education series has to offer.

Join us in October for the High Education Summit, to meet our speakers, network with peers and continue the discussion on global competitiveness, offering value for money with virtual teaching, the safety of University estates and the long-term impact of COVID-19.