Rountable (online):Life under Lockdown – Reflecting on Teaching Engineering During Covid19

Date(s) - 02/07/2020
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Life under Lockdown: Reflections of teaching engineering during the Covid19 Pandemic : Four different talking points

The EERN governing board, starting in July 2020 with this event and running every 6 weeks until the end of the year, will be arranging an on line Network Discussion Forum on topics related to engineering education and engineering education research. Our annual events have been transformed to fit the “new normal” until our face to face meetings can return.


In this event, colleagues will be divided into 4 groups. Each group will virtually move around the table, taking part in 4 very different discussions. Each discussion will last 20 minutes and will be led by a member of the University of Warwick / Engineering Education Research Network. The event will be opened by Professor Robin Clark.


This unique virtual roundtable event, jointly hosted by the EERN and University of Warwick, WMG & School of Engineering, provides the opportunity to actively engage in discussions about how the Engineering Education community has responded to the need to teach online.


Four different talking points will be addressed in small group conversations:

1. After the Panic: Reflections on the immediate aftermath of Lockdown: Claire Lucas from the School of Engineering will challenge colleagues to think about how they and their departments, schools and faculties responded when the news of ‘lockdown’ hit home.


2. Doing Virtual Training Virtually: Echoes from the Frontline: Hosted by Graeme Knowles, WMG’s Head of the Education Innovation Group this discussion will look at the challenges of providing ‘overnight’ training and support to enable online teaching


3. What Works? What Doesn’t? Which virtual platforms work well? What doesn’t work so well. Chris Evans, WMG’s Head of Technology Enhanced Learning will lead this discussion aimed at sharing best practice.


4. What Have we Learned? Robin Clark, Executive Head of Education in WMG will lead this reflexive discussion in which colleagues will share the lessons that engineering educators can take forward to a post-lockdown ‘New Normal’.


This is a unique opportunity to join the discussion around the challenges of promoting quality in Engineering Education during the Pandemic.


Sign up to this event on our Eventbrite page.