University education under COVID-19 : what to do beyond online classes?

  • Leonard K CHENG (Speaker)

Activity: Talks or PresentationsPublic Lecture


For any organization Covid-19 presents a serious continuity problem. The attack of the novel coronavirus entails a shrinkage of the space of human face-to-face interactions and uncertainty of its duration and intensity. In this talk I shall briefly report how Lingnan University deals with the Covid-19 challenge by adjusting the mode of teaching and learning in response to changes in the epidemic’s impact on public health. While replicating the essential elements of regular classroom learning with online classes and offering hybrid learning when public health conditions permit are central to our effort, we face an even bigger challenge in providing required or highly recommended learning experiences outside the classroom. The latter include a) our co-curricular Integrated Learning Program (including hostel education) whose intended learning goal is whole-person development, b) community services, c) internships, and d) global experience. I look forward to learning about how other universities address these or other learning needs of their students under threat of the Covid-19 epidemic.
Period16 Nov 2020
Event titleGlobal Higher Education Webinar Series : COVID-19 and Global Higher Education
Event typeSeminar
OrganisersSchool of Graduate Studies, Institute of Policy Studies, Asia Pacific Higher Education Research Partnership (APHERP)
Degree of RecognitionInternational