Successful distance teaching from the perspective of staff at higher trade and technical schools in Switzerland

Coverbild: BWP 2/2021
Issue/Year (Volume) 2/2021 (50)
Page(s) 32-36

Between 16 March and 8 June 2020, face-to-face teaching at tertiary level was prohibited right across Switzerland as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. An immediate transition to distance learning was necessary in order to ensure the continuation of teaching at higher trade and technical schools. This also meant that teaching staff needed to undertake a rapid and flexible rethink. In the light of such a challenge, this article examines how staff experienced the switch to distance teaching and investigates which competencies were particularly important for making the change successfully.