Toward an Ethic of Care and Inclusivity in Emergency E-Learning

Toward an Ethic of Care and Inclusivity in Emergency E-Learning

By Emma Hutchison, University of Queensland

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about rapid and dramatic changes to higher education. In this article, I reflect on the transition of a graduate seminar composed of 30 students from more than a dozen countries. A third of the way into the semester, and with only a few days’ notice, faculty were instructed to move teaching from on-campus seminars to fully online. With my colleagues, I worked to provide a new model of education built on inclusivity and care. It would be easy to lament the problems involved in this transition. Instead, I focus on what we can learn from the experience and the new possibilities that emerge.

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