1. bookVolume 13 (2021): Issue 1 (June 2021)
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Emergency Distance Learning in the Italian University

Published Online: 22 Dec 2021
Volume & Issue: Volume 13 (2021) - Issue 1 (June 2021)
Page range: 37 - 44
Journal Details
License
Format
Journal
eISSN
2037-0849
First Published
16 Apr 2015
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2 times per year
Languages
English
Abstract

The suspension of face-to-face teaching activities, due to the pandemic emergency, led universities to rearrange their teaching strategies using online learning environments and video-conference tools as a temporarily replacement of classrooms, without an accurate attention to training strategies. In this scenario, there is a need to reconsider current practices in order to determine the appropriate development strategies of academic policies to address the future of innovation of higher education. The purpose is to develop a training system that could adequately integrate users’ needs, capitalise good practices and provide a boost in innovation caused by the distance learning experience. A right step in this direction is to develop a higher education context marked by high level of learning environments’ hybridisation that could flexibly answer users’ needs and meet increasing demand for professionalism in the work marketplace. In this paper, a documentary research of university Emergency Distance Learning practices is presented. The aim is to draw the profile of current situation in order to reflect on future development trajectories of higher education.

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