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IORMA Webinar: Online v Classroom

Online v Classroom Learning - Will this disruption create new opportunities

Thursday, 17 September 2020 at 14.00 BST

Offering students a variety of learning modes is nothing new, but the pandemic has made classroom learning so difficult, that academics have been forced to come up with alternative and innovative ways of teaching. We have teamed up with IORMA Africa to share initiatives in the UK and Africa, to discover what new ways of teaching have proved successful.

Universities globally are facing challenges like never before. How can they compete with companies offering educational courses which don’t have the overheads of large campuses nor the cost of research? How will the traditional university model survive? Or are we seeing a fundamental re-evaluation of universities?

Join our distinguished panel drawn from the UK, Singapore and Africa to discuss these exciting developments

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Juliana Olayinka, Director, IORMA Africa is a broadcast journalist bolstering the African narrative from within the diaspora. She has contributed to output in the world’s leading newsrooms including Bloomberg, BBC, Thomson Reuters and ITN. Currently Juliana is the host of the weekly Business show ‘Channels Business Global’ airing on Channels Television, Nigeria’s largest network.

Among the panel is Dr David Tann, Dean of the School of Architecture, Computing and Engineering at the University of East London. He is an experienced academic and practitioner with leadership and management responsibilities, having had various professional, teaching and managerial roles in industries and universities in Wales, Scotland and London since the late 1980s. His research interests are in the areas of numerical modelling, sustainable development, and strengthening of degraded concrete structures using fibre reinforced polymer composites. He is a Chartered Engineer, Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers, Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy; and visiting professor of South China University of Technology and Beijing University of Civil Engineering and Architecture.

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For more information about IORMA’s series of webinars and the opportunities to speak in and sponsor, go to the IORMA events page.

Thursday, 17 September 2020