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Shortly before the summer term started, universities across the world had to switch to online only teaching. Some could build on previous experiences. On the ReCentGlobe blog Katarina Ristic and Matthias Middell look at the online teaching strategies, which had been developed at GESI before the corona pandemic. See: 18 June 2020
Dear students, as promised, we would like to inform you about the progressing plans for the forthcoming term. Some of the participating universities have already taken firm decisions that we as a consortium have to take into account, while others have just announced interim decisions because their governments and
There is no new experience in society without immediate comment by experts on consequences – intended ones and unintended ones as well. After a few weeks of online teaching a new term has made already its career: zoom fatigue and there is a good explanation why we may feel
(on Alfred W. Crosby, America’s Forgotten Pandemic: The Influenza of 1918, Cambridge University Press, 2003; originally published as Epidemic and Peace, 1918. Greenwood Press 1976) The Spanish Flu of 1918 seems to be, at least in the American press, the most commonly invoked historical comparison and the place where lessons for Covid-19