Accessibility of post-pandemic hybrid TLAs at LTH: What could be done?


  • Giana C. Lorenzini
  • Joacim Lundberg
  • Pimkamol Mattsson


Accessibility, Flexibility, Post-pandemic, Hybrid TLAs, Urban legends


The COVID-19 pandemic has created disruptions on higher education, with an abrupt shift to teaching from offline to online settings. In the transition to post-pandemic times, uncertainties remain about what will come next. This paper aims to foment the discussion about how hybrid teaching and learning activities (TLAs) can be implemented with consideration of accessibility. In this paper, we refer to urban legends as lenses to help us understand teaching and learning when using digital technologies. We also build on empirical inputs from a peer-teaching session with teachers at the course Developing and Leading Courses at LTH (Spring 2021) on their experiences of teaching during the pandemic as well as the advantages and disadvantages of online and offline TLAs. For instance, increased flexibility brought by online classrooms, opposed to the drawback of reduced interpersonal relationships and turned-off cameras.