Reconfiguring a teaching and learning centre to support the transition to online teaching: Insights from the IDEA centre at the University of Minho.

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Autor*in(nen): Hornink, Gabriel; Vieira, Flávia & Costa, Manuel
Jahr: 2020
Dokumenttyp: Zeitschriftenartikel
Publikationstyp(en): Theoretisches Dokument,Empirisches Dokument
Themen: Blended Learning/E-Learning, Digitalisierung, Hochschuldidaktik/Lehr-Lern-Formate, Mentoring/Tutoring

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The global impact of the COVID-19 pandemic required higher education institutions to rethink the delivery of education. The University of Minho in Portugal developed a rapid transition to online education. The IDEA Centre (Centre for the Innovation and Development of Teaching and Learning) had an important role in supporting teachers in this transition. This paper describes the centre’s primary actions and presents evidence of their success in terms of reaching the teachers. Formerly the centre had focused predominantly on face-to-face teaching. Swiftly, the centre created initiatives supporting teaching and learning in the digital world. Initially, the centre developed social network channels (Facebook page and Twitter profiles). Shortly after, the centre started to deliver an electronic bulletin - IDEAdigital - for the dissemination of tools and strategies to assist online teaching. To foster dialogue, peer-support and sharing of experiences, the centre organized a weekly online informal event - “Sharing IDEiAs” – to promote discussions around teaching and learning online. Support for the use of active methodologies with digital technologies was delivered through flipped webinars, in addition to a one-time webinar on alternative assessments.


Hornink, Gabriel; Vieira, Flávia & Costa, Manuel (2020). Reconfiguring a teaching and learning centre to support the transition to online teaching: Insights from the IDEA centre at the University of Minho. eucen Studies. eJorunal of University Lifelong Learning, 4 (1), 37-44. Abgerufen von

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