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Rajanen, Mikko (2021) From impossibility to necessity : reflections on moving to emergency remote university teaching during COVID-19. In: Cheong, C., Coldwell-Neilson, J. MacCallum, K., Luo, T., & Scime, A. (Eds.). COVID-19 and Education: Learning and Teaching in a Pandemic-Constrained Environment Santa Rosa, California: Informing Science Press. (pp. 311-332). Informing science press.

From impossibility to necessity : reflections on moving to emergency remote university teaching during COVID-19

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Author: Rajanen, Mikko1
Organizations: 1Information Systems and Human-Computer Interaction at University of Oulu, Finland
Format: article
Version: accepted version
Access: open
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Language: English
Published: Informing science press, 2021
Publish Date: 2022-01-21


This chapter is an autoethnographic retrospective reflection on three university-level Information Systems courses transitioning from face-to-face teaching to online teaching during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown. This retrospective reflection contributes to the research and teaching of courses that require: 1) increasing student engagement through new methods such as gamification of learning tasks, 2) face-to-face tutoring and su-pervision sessions, and 3) laboratory work done by groups of students, with hands-on work with a master-apprentice ap-proach, and with external customers. Furthermore, the chapter compares the experiences of adapting these courses to the emer-gency remote-teaching mode with the ongoing course digitali-zation and online teaching work done over the past two decades. Finally, it touches upon issues of empowerment and equality in emergency remote teaching and discusses implications for re-search and practice.

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ISBN: 978-1-68110-063-0
Pages: 311 - 332
Host publication: COVID-19 and education: learning and teaching in a pandemic-constrained environment
Host publication editor: Cheong, Christopher
Coldwell-Neilson, Jo
MacCallum, Kathryn
Luo, Tian
Scime, Anthony
Type of Publication: A3 Book chapter
Field of Science: 113 Computer and information sciences
Copyright information: © 2021 Informing science press.