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People want to help in a crisis
The coronavirus crisis is having a huge impact – and people are keen to help. The healthcare sector alarm about failings has persuaded employees at KTH to launch various initiatives. These initiatives are now being coordinated to make them more effective.
IT support gearing up for more distance learning at KTH
Hello Bogdan Andric, Team Leader for Central IT support at KTH. What technical support is available to help people work remotely?
“Missing the creative small talk”
What’s it like to research remotely? Many things are continuing as usual and meetings have become more effective. At the same time, projects and conferences have been postponed to a later date. We asked several researchers how they have been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.
Greater digitisation support for teachers
As of week 12, all higher education teaching in Sweden will take place remotely in order to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus. KTH is therefore extending its digitisation support and appointing a special workgroup to provide training and operational support to teachers in respect of digital teaching and examination.
New kind of working is becoming stressful
Many people have been working from home for almost two months now. The coronavirus crisis has created a new and uncommon kind of working day without the daily small talk by the coffee machine. How are we all feeling, actually? “We have faced an entirely new situation with a big switch digitally and physically for all of us. And clearly, we are experiencing and managing this in different ways,” says Annica Fröberg, Director of Personnel at KTH.
Studying online exceeding expectations
What’s it like to study online? Better than they had thought, say the students themselves. The digital tools work well and the lectures are rolling along. But lab work online can be a bit tricky.
Teamwork the key to a successful transition
Courses at KTH are continuing, despite the coronavirus crisis. This has been due in no small part to the nimble-footed and determined team that has worked so hard to convert KTH to distance education.
THE Summit postponed
KTH will not host the THE Innovation and Impact Summit as planned in April due to the new coronavirus. The summit, that is being organised in partnership with ranking institute Times Higher Education, is being postponed until a later date.
Organising education online – despite everything
How have teachers coped with the switch to distance education? “It is working remarkably well and is easier than I had imagined,” says Applied Physics Associate Professor Anna Burvall. Even so, she hopes to be able to be back in the lecture hall as soon as possible – or at least by August.
All campuses reopen
All campuses will reopen for on-campus education this autumn. Starting 1 August, buildings will gradually be opened to students. “The government´s decision was welcomed and what we hoped for,”says Sigbritt Karlsson, President of KTH.
How you can contribute towards achieving environment targets
Would you like to help KTH keep its air travel related emissions down even after the pandemic? If so, please join a workshop on business travel in the future, that is now being offered to all departments.
Teaching is trying during the pandemic
Teaching in a Covid secure way and at the same time maintaining a good educational level, can the two go together? We asked several teachers about how education on campus is working this autumn.
Degree project takes student to front lines of COVID-19 battle
The fight against the COVID-19 pandemic became an unexpected opportunity for master's student Aashlesha Chekkala.
Energy and motivation dip during the pandemic
What’s it like to be a student during a pandemic? Up and down. The greater distance between teachers and students has affected the quality of education, Master’s Student Teo Elmfeldt, believes. “It is more important than ever to be open to more learning methods,” he says.
How have exams worked at KTH during the pandemic?
How is the exam process working today? What solutions are now being used when exam rooms with written papers are largely being replaced with digital alternatives? We asked Stefan Stenbom and Elin Lindblad in KTH’s working group for the digitalisation of education.
Part one of the theme: On-site in the pandemic
For a year, we have been living with the pandemic that rapidly changed many of us' working lives. The day-to-day work on campus switched to working from home and remote teaching – but not for all KTH employees.