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In Retrospect: Coronavirus and University Teaching

Video and answers to questions on the panel debate now available online

Freiburg, Aug 11, 2020

The outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic led to the University of Freiburg having to switch its entire teaching program in the 2020 summer semester to distance learning and digital formats in the shortest possible time. What opportunities does the emergency offer for university teaching? What has it been like for teachers and students in the summer semester and how do they rate their experiences? What differences will there be between the digital summer semester and the coming winter semester? These questions were at the heart of a panel debate on 28 July 2020, which was live streamed. Anyone who missed it can now catch up on the university’s media portal.



The debate was chaired by Dr. Arndt Michael from Colloquium Politicum, with the participation of Rector Prof. Dr. Hans-Jochen Schiewer, Prof. Dr. Juliane Besters-Dilger, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Sinologist Prof. Dr. Nicola Spakowski, PhD student Eva Rüskamp from the Department of English and Jann Köster, law student. Both before and during the event audience members were able to ask questions and contribute to the debate by e-mail. Afterwards, Juliane Besters-Dilger anonymized the questions and answered them fully.


Coronavirus and University Teaching – Questions and Answers (PDF)