Emergency Distance Learning at University. The future of academic education be-tween university policies and educational openness


  • Valeria Tamborra




The suspension of face-to-face teaching activities, due to the issuing of the DPR of 4/3/2020, led to a sudden rearrangement of university teaching activities, moving from physical classrooms to online environments. Therefore, each university has reorganized lectures enhancing the infrastructures at its disposal. The result was a rather polarized debate about the possibility of giving continuity to this modality. However, common has been the awareness that emergency mobilization has led to solutions that, if inserted within an appropriate policy and design action aimed at innovation and improvement, could express a potential for innovation. In this paper it is presented the design of a research aimed at investigating these aspects in order to define the guidelines for change in higher education.