The second-year MPP students were invited as a part of Brandt School's project on the Internationalization and Digitalization of Education led by Dr. Hasnain Bokhari. The panel titled "Future Perspectives" focused on the future of digital learning in the post-pandemic world and included representatives of other Thuringian universities apart from Brandt School students.
eTeach Network regularly hosts an annual conference that includes workshops, panel discussions, exhibition and poster sessions. eTeach Network was set up with financial support from the Thuringian Ministry of Economics, Science and Digital Society to promote the digital transformation of teaching and learning in Thuringia. eTeach's support is extended across all ten Thuringian universities, including the University of Erfurt.
In its annual conference, eTeach's panel titled "Future Perspectives" focused on the future of digital learning in the post-pandemic world. It aimed to bring diverse actors, such as representatives from other Thuringian universities and exchange views on using a hybrid learning format at the universities. In the first part, second-year MPP student Molly Hall (USA) focused on inclusiveness, highlighting that these options provide opportunities and alternatives to those who need to work full-time, raise a child, or get sick or injured. However, she pointed out that hybrid settings require more coordination between teachers and staff to ensure meaningful interaction between those present online and those in person. These efforts are crucial for classes as exchanging ideas between participants is a core part of the learning goals.