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Tecnun moves over to online teaching with over 1,200 students connected

The effort made by both teachers and students is enabling teaching activity to progress normally

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Almudena Bergera, estudiante de Tecnun, durante una clase, en el Colegio Mayor Jaizkibel FOTO: Servicio de Comunicación
19/03/20 18:32 Servicio de Comunicación

The School of Engineering of the University of Navarra, Tecnun, got underway with online teaching in mid-March, and will continue with this until the end of the school year. Examinations will be sat online. The first day was very promising: 63 teachers in total within 24 hours teaching 35 subjects, 1,820 minutes of online teaching and 21 hours of activity on forums, with over 1,000 students connected. So far, online teaching activity has continued normally and at the same rate, with special attention being drawn to the high level of student participation. Some even highlight the fact that the experience is proving to be a very positive one because, bearing in mind the classes are being recorded, “you can watch them again if there’s some concept you haven’t understood”.

Following suspension of face-to-face classes by the Basque Government and the subsequent declaration of a state of alert owing to the spread of coronavirus, the School of Engineering set up a Teaching Committee with a view to helping teachers prepare online classes. In a statement from the Development Manager at Tecnun and coordinator of this committee,  Iñigo Gutiérrez, he wishes to thank “teachers for their work and their rapid capacity for adaptation”, pointing out that “the University cannot come to a standstill at a time of crisis, and needs to keep working so as to provide the response that students and families expect of their teachers”.

Attention should also be drawn to the fact that the San Sebastián Campus of the University of Navarra has established certain minimum services to meet the needs of both workers and students.

The 1,200 students enrolled on the 8  degree courses in Engineering and 3 Master’s degree courses offered at Tecnun are continuing with classes given by 140 teachers from the School via Virtual Classroom and tools such as Google Meet, Zoom and Panopto. Teaching staff, coordinated by Iñigo Gutiérrez, have created a document in which they can share their experiences and provide advice about the use of the new tools that are being used.

Additionally, a repository has been created by the Quality and Innovation Department, with instructions that may help teachers and university staff to deal with the challenge of working from home.

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