Teaching in the time of Coronavirus: blended learning and online teaching at London College of Fashion during the pandemic
This research investigated the online teaching experiences of educators at LCF across a range of disciplines and roles during the Covid-19 pandemic. The literature review found Garrison’s Community of Inquiry model (2001) to be an appropriate framework to support interview question development and analysis for the study. The analysis presented here focuses on examples of social presence, one of the main themes emerging from the research. Through the reported experiences of teaching staff, it is possible to gain a better understanding of how to implement blended learning strategies.
Matti Juutilainen is the Technical Coordinator of Learning Technology Services at London College of Fashion. This article is adapted from his year long research work for the MA Academic Practice in Art, Design and Communication. Matti is interested in the relationship between technician and student as adriver of knowledge production. The goal of his pedagogic practice is to improve the technological literacy and fluency of students and staff at LCF.