COVID-19 Protection provisions
- PhD Candidates
- Lugano Campus
- Mendrisio Campus
- Tools and resources
GENERAL SHIFT TO ONLINE TEACHING
On October 28, 2020, the Federal government announced that, starting Monday, November 2, all univerisities in Switzerland shall no longer be allowed to give lessons in attendance. Exceptions for certain specific training activities are foreseen.
Starting from Monday, November 2nd:
The campuses, despite the current special arrangements, remain open: libraries, study rooms and open spaces for researchers will remain accessible.
As a result of the measures decided by the Federal Council on 28 October 2020, the training activities for the semester will continue online from 2 November 2020.
Below, as an example, some possible scenarios, not mutually exclusive:
Exceptions and special cases, according to the exceptions provided for by the Federal Council, are defined by the Faculties.
SOME GENERAL PRINCIPLES
1. Information and communication with students is fundamental
2. Consider carefully the workload required of students
When redesigning your next classes, make a realistic estimate of the time required for students to carry out each proposed activity, ensuring that it is adequate to the course ECTS.
3. Respect the class schedule
If you want to give a live video lecture, schedule it according to the schedule published at the beginning of the semester.
4. Differentiate as much as possible the online activities you propose
It is recommended not to propose only streaming/videoconferencing lessons. We suggest diversifying the teaching methods and activities, also carrying out activities that encourage the active participation of the students.
The iCorsi platform is the reference point for everyone, where sharing and keeping up to date is safe and acknowledged, allowing thus to always keep the whole class together.
In particular, during the period of distance learning, it is recommended to:
POSSIBLE TEACHING STRATEGIES FOR SYNCHRONOUS AND ASYNCHRONOUS ONLINE LESSONS
1. Broadcast the lesson live via MsTeams:
2. Record the audio and/or video of the lecture:
3. Assign activities to be carried out remotely:
USER GUIDES AND FAQ
DO YOU NEED MORE INFORMATION?
On iCorsi, in the "#USIeLearning" section, which is always updated, you can find more information and some examples on the application of these strategies and the use of the tools proposed in these pages: https://www.icorsi.ch/course/view.php?id=9050
eLab staff members can be contacted for personalised assistance, either for training or for the use of the technologies:
Some useful suggestions from the Pro-Rector for Education and Students' Experience Lorenzo Cantoni for effective distance learning.
Distance learning is a fascinating and exicting challenge, which can require specific skills and talent.
Distance learning means: