Education and Digitalization in times of Covid-19

2022 03 31 Education Series Panel 3 Final

When schools closed because of the Covid-19 pandemic in March 2020, the pedagogical changes were drastic: within a few days, classrooms rapidly turned into online learning spaces and many teachers and students were not ready for this transformation.

In some cases, teachers used digital technology to teach for the first time. Education moved from schools to homes, necessitating increased parent involvement in the education of their children.

Yet parent involvement in student’s remote education varied due to social and economic disparities and each family’s individual situation. Likewise, unequal access to technology further widened learning and achievement gaps between students.

Join our panel of experts on Thursday, March 31st, 2022 at 12 PM (EST) for the third event in Contested Public Education, Pedagogical Conceptions and Sustainable Innovations to hear about:

  • Pedagogical shifts caused by school closures
  • Rising inequalities among students due to remote teaching and how to solve them
  • New teaching and learning concepts developed during the pandemic

The event is free and open to all, but registration is required.

Event Information

March 31, 2022, 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM

Organizer(s): Northern Arizona University, DIPF, DWIH New York


DeMatthews David Headshot

Dr. David DeMatthews is an associate professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy at the University of Texas at Austin. He is the Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long Endowed Faculty Fellow and holds a courtesy appointment in the Department of Special Education. Prior to arriving at UT-Austin, DeMatthews was an assistant professor at the University of Texas at El Paso. He began his career in education working as a teacher, campus leader, and district administrator in Baltimore City Public Schools and the District of Columbia Public Schools.

DeMatthews’ research focuses on equitable and inclusive school improvement, with an emphasis on leadership and policy. Given the importance of stable school leadership to school improvement processes, he has also cultivated a stream of research focused on principal career pathways, job-related stress and burnout, and turnover. He currently serves as President of the University Council of Educational Administration.

Dr. David DeMatthews, University of Texas at Austin
Jude Nina Headshot
Dr. Nina Jude is a full professor of education science at Ruprecht Karl University Heidelberg, Germany. She is the director of the Institute of Education Science, and head of the department for national and international education studies. Her research areas and publications include policy and design issues associated with international large-scale assessments. Dr. Jude has been actively involved in large-scale assessment research since 2001, working on the development and evaluation of cognitive and non-cognitive indicators in national and international large-scale settings. Her current research focuses on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on education and the analysis of indicators for the UNs sustainable development goals.
Dr. Nina Jude, Heidelberg University
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Dr. Felicitas Macgilchrist is head of the department "Medial Transformations" at the Leibniz Institute for Educational Media | Georg Eckert Institute and professor of media research with a focus on educational media at the University of Göttingen. She researches at the interface of media and school education with a special focus on the social and political context of education in the (post-)digital world. Current projects explore practice in schools, speculative futures and topics such as datafication, AI and educational media design. She tweets @discoursology. photo copyright: Christoph Mischke
Dr. Felicitas Macgilchrist, University of Göttingen & Leibniz Institute for Educational Media | GEI
Supovitz Jonathan Headshot
Dr. Jonathan Supovitz is a Professor in Education Policy and Teaching, Learning and Leadership as well as the Director of the Consortium for Policy Research in Education (CPRE) at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Supovitz is an accomplished mixed-method researcher and evaluator, employing both quantitative and qualitative techniques. He has published findings from a number of educational studies, including multiple studies of programmatic effectiveness; examinations of the relationship between teacher professional development, teaching practice, and student achievement; studies of educational leadership; research on efforts to develop communities of instructional practice in schools; an examination of the equitability of different forms of student assessment; and the use of technology for evaluative data collection. His current work focuses on how districts develop a coherent vision of instructional improvement and devise systems to support instructional focus in schools, and how organizations build a culture of inquiry that supports sustained organizational learning and improvement.
Dr. Jonathan Supovitz, University of Pennsylvania


Huber Stephan Headshot
Dr. Stephan Huber is Head of Research and Development, Member of the University Leadership, and Head of the Institute for the Management and Economics of Education of the University of Teacher Education Zug Switzerland. He also is a member of the School of Education (ESE) at the University of Erfurt, Senior Research Fellow Hong Kong Institute of Education, Adjunct Professor Institute for Education Research Griffith University Brisbane. He held guest professorships in Europe and Asia, is member of the academic advisory boards of different national and international associations and institutions, is editor-in-chief of EAEA and member of the editorial board of several journals. He is also head of the national interdisciplinary research consortium of the Young Adult Survey of Switzerland of the Swiss Federal Surveys of Adolescents. For more than 10 years, he has hosted and chaired the World Education Leadership Symposium ( Professor Huber is currently the PI on an international project studying the effects of the Covid-19 Pandemic on schools and leadership.
Dr. Stephan Huber, University of Teacher Education Zug


Dr. Annika Wilmers, Senior Researcher, DIPF | Leibniz Institute for Research and Information in Education

Dr. Rose Ylimaki, the Del and Jewell Lewis Endowed Chair in Leadership in the College of Education, Northern Arizona University