Challenges in distance learning - Online meeting

Posted on 2022-02-14

Challenges and best practices
in remote and hybrid academic teaching

Time: Wednesday 16 February 2022, 9.00-15.00 CET / 10.00-16.00 EET

Online workshop

The aim of the event is to raise awareness and discuss the common challenges in online
teaching during Covid-19 pandemic, as well as how these challenges have been solved
by the academic teachers.

We will focus on:

  • exchange of the experiences and good practices to adapt digital skills in online courses,
  • plans related to online teaching,
  • tools that can be used in online teaching.

The first international workshop of the project InCompEdu is organised as an online
event. Please register yourself to the event in this link , Friday 11th February at the
latest. The participation link will be sent on the day before the workshop for registered

The event is targeted for academic teachers and authorities, and for all interested in
remote and hybrid academic teaching.


8.30 CET / 9.30 EET The workshop link is opened and you may test the connection.

The workshop is moderated by Timo Halttunen, Head of Unit, Areal Research and
Development, Brahea Centre at the University of Turku.

9.00 CET / 10.00 EET Opening address. Piia Björn, Vice Rector (Education), University of Turku

9.15-10.45 CET / 10.15-11.45 EET Online teaching during pandemic

  • Views to the progress of higher education studies in Finland in the pandemic times. KatiIsoaho, Senior Evaluation Advisor, Finnish Education Evaluation Centre (FINEEC)
  •  Emergency online teaching or pedagogical success stories? Satu Hakanurmi, Head of Development, Educational Support Services, University of Turku
  • Innovative Competence in Online Higher Education – idea and goals of the project. Olga Dębicka, University of Gdansk, InCompEdu project
  • Discussion, Q&A

10.45-11.45 CET / 11.45-12.45 EET Break

11.45-15.00 CET / 12.45-16.00 EET Ways forward in online teaching

11.45-12.20 CET / 12.45-13.20 EET Challenges and best practices in online teaching.
Preliminary results of InCompEdu survey. Riitta Pöntynen, University of Turku.

12.20-13.30 CET / 13.20-14.30 EET Working groups
Introduction to the working groups and their themes & working in groups (will be organised

  1. Online teaching methods. Moderated by Riitta Pöntynen and Sari Nyroos, University of Turku.
  2. Digital tools, platforms and programmes used in teaching. Moderated by Olga Dębicka and Adam Borodo, University of Gdansk.
  3. Interaction with and motivation of the students in online environment. Moderated by Jelena Dorčić and Helga Maškarin Ribarić, University of Rijeka.

13.30-13.45 CET / 14.30-14.45 EET Break

13.45-14.45 CET / 14.45-15.45 EET Presentation of results of the working groups, discussion

15.45-16.00 CET / 15.45-16.00 EET Wrap-up and closing the event

The event is organised by the Brahea Centre at the University of Turku, Centre for Maritime Studies.

Additional information: Riitta Pöntynen,, +358 40 351 0476;
Sari Nyroos,, +358 40 779 9493

InCompEdu project is financed by Erasmus+ and realised during 1.4.2021 – 31.3.2023. Centre for Maritime
Studies coordinates its IO1 “Identification of problems and good practices with transferring academic
teaching to on-line mode”. The project is coordinated by the University of Gdańsk, Poland