15/06/20-COVID-19: Insights into Education & Research

14:00 -16:00 (CEST)
ZOOM Webinar Link for Registration: https://tinyurl.com/y73gzclj

Welcome Address and Chair
Siria Guzzo (University of Salerno)

Simon McGrath (University of Nottingham)
The Challenges of Maintaining International Research.
Partnerships under COVID-19

Shane McLoughlin (Universidad Loyola)
COVID-19 Language Programmes and Exams Emergency:
Adapting Our Practices in Record Time

Giuseppe Balirano (University of Naples “L’Orientale”)
Rita Calabrese (University of Salerno)

Roxanne Holly Padley (University of Salerno)

The COVID-19 Pandemic has brought about significant upheaval in people’s lives across the globe. Its spread has not only impacted on healthcare systems but also led to an abrupt interruption to traditional modes of education and carrying out research on campus, catapulting educators and academics online, leading to teaching, assessment and researching remotely in order to bridge that gap. This seminar provides a platform of discussion among academics on adapting at such a fast pace and the challenges faced as well as an opportunity to consider the glass as half full while moving forward through the de-escalation period and reflecting on what the future holds.