“Distance education” or “remote learning” is not a new concept. It has been used to describe everything from coursework delivered by mail in the 18th century to today’s online courses for professional education.
Such courses have mainly been offered to participants who could not take part in person-to-person classes for a variety of reasons, such as their distant location, limited financial resources and time, professional and family responsibilities, illness or disability.
The current pandemic situation is just another example of when person-to-person teaching is not possible. What is new, however, is that remote learning is currently being used so comprehensively in university teaching, and this poses new challenges. The good news is that we now have a broader spectrum of technical solutions and know-how at our disposal than we have ever had before.
This page, which is constantly being updated, will share examples and tools for remote learning that are relevant for the university setting. We also look forward to hearing your suggestions, questions and specific matters of concern, and to providing you with good solutions for them.
If you are planning an ADILT course, feel free to contact us directly. We will gladly help you to make your teaching material available as far as possible.