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New publication: Online Academic Education: What to Keep and What to Drop?

Published: 13th January 2022 Last updated: 19th January 2022

The fourth volume in Tilburg Series in Academic Education has been published, entitled: 'Online Academic Education: What to Keep and What to Drop?' This issue examines the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic for education within our university.

The most notable consequence was that we switched en masse from on-campus teaching to online forms of education. Hence, this issue is focused on addressing the following questions: What are the opportunities and risks posed by online education? What practices would instructors like to share with their colleagues? How have students experienced these forms of education? What lessons can we learn from this period?

Instructors, students, and educational policymakers share their experiences with and ideas about online education. This anthology of experiences and visions shows how Tilburg University has dealt with and thought about education during the COVID-19 pandemic. Both the opportunities and dangers associated with online education were discussed, while best practices were shown. Although some authors are considerably more optimistic than others regarding the digitalization of higher education, all the contributions express a deep concern for students and a profound devotion to education.

In between these essays are students’ experiences of this disruptive period as well as their opinions on the new modes of teaching.

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Do you want to receive a hard copy? Please send an e-mail to TEP@tilburguniversity.edu.

List of authors:

  • Sander Bax, Tilburg School of Humanities and Digital Sciences
  • Dries De Crom, Tilburg School of Catholic Theology
  • Stefan Cloudt, Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Colette Cuijpers, Tilburg Law School
  • Hans van Dijk, Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Petra Heck, Tilburg School of Humanities and Digital Sciences
  • Amy Hsiao, Tilburg University
  • Edith Hooge, Business School TIAS
  • Jeroen Kuilman, Tilburg School of Economics and Management
  • Tessa Leesen, University College Tilburg
  • Alkeline van Lenning, University College Tilburg
  • Aukje Leufkens, Tilburg University
  • Jocelyn Manderveld, Tilburg University
  • Kenny Meesters, Tilburg School of Economics and Management
  • Piet van Midden, Tilburg School of Catholic Theology
  • Aswin van Oijen, Tilburg School of Economics and Management
  • Jody Oostema, Liberal Arts and Sciences at Tilburg University
  • Arnold Smeets, Tilburg School of Catholic Theology
Essay online education