Research projects

Project CEMAPRE internal

Title“The Impact of COVID 19 on Teaching and Learning. The Case of ISEG- Ulisbon”
ParticipantsMargarida Chagas Lopes, Graça Leão Fernandes (Principal Investigator)
SummaryThe COVID 19 pandemic heavily affected the education system regardless of grade level.

All over the world, the main effect of the pandemic at the level of Higher Education was to trigger
a transition from on-site classes to online classes or an hybrid system.

ISEG, as all schools in the country, switched from on-site classes to online ones. Teachers and
students had to adapt to this huge change in teaching and learning methods in just a week.

Teachers had to change the way they are used to teaching. Although most students have computers,
internet connection problems made it difficult to follow online classes. Furthermore, despite
teachers’ great efforts to reinforce mentoring, the lack of face to face contact between teachers
and students made teaching and learning a much greater challenge.

Students’ evaluation also changed from on-site to online which was new to both teachers and

These conditions held for Summer semester of 2019/2020. For the Fall semester 2020/2021, we had an
hybrid system. Lectures were online, but practical classes were hybrid, with half of the students
physically attending one week and the other half the next. Students not physically in the class
could join it online. Sound and image were recorded in on-site classes.

In this paper we go beyond what most of the studies did, since we compare the students’ academic
performance in the three scenarios on-site, online only and hybrid. We analyze the students'
perceptions regarding the move from on-site to online or mixed education.