Thrown in the deep end

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit in March 2020, students and staff from Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) across the globe were forced to continue their teaching and learning in a remote fashion. Online teaching and assessment methods were relied upon to facilitate student learning. Students and staff from across the Higher Education (HE) setting found themselves working long hours and seeing their work, study and family lives seep into one, as the home environment became the hub of everyday life. The Maynooth University Innovation Lab (Mi:Lab) recognised that it was important to document the experience of teaching, working and learning in these challenging times. In this document we portray a selection of staff and student stories, and present a number of findings, framed as questions, which we hope will act as a catalyst for change as we begin to return to campus and consider how HE might evolve. 

To access an online version of the document, please click here