Distance teaching: An opportunity to improve the teaching at the university?


  • Anna-Lena Sahlberg


distance teaching, project-based courses, active learning, flipped-classroom


The teaching in undergraduate courses in physics at Lund University and LTH has mostly followed the same format over the past decades: teacher-led lectures, problem- solving exercises, where the students work on alone or in groups, and laboratory exercises, followed by a written exam. During the COVID-19 pandemic, many teachers were forced to adapt other teaching methods more suitable for online teaching. This article will discuss the experience from online teaching at a first-year course at the Bachelor’s Physics program at Lund University, and how this can be used to improve the on-campus teaching in the future.