Vol. 11 No. 2 (2020): Media and education in the pandemic age of COVID-19

La didattica universitaria a distanza durante e dopo la pandemia: impatto e prospettive di una misura emergenziale

Federico Zannoni
Università degli Studi di Bologna

Published 2020-11-02


  • university teaching,
  • distance teaching,
  • quarantine,
  • sanitary emergency,
  • post-pandemic teaching


Participation in online lessons, delivered on virtual platforms to replace traditional face-to-face activities, took on a significant role in the daily life of numerous university students during the quarantine imposed on a national scale in response to the pandemic emergency. A qualitative survey conducted on a sample of students enrolled in the School of Medicine and Surgery of the University of Bologna allowed to analyse the impact and the factors of positivity and negativity of online lessons, providing elements to reflect on possible developments, when this method will cease to be bound to the emergency, to become an opportunity to be integrated with traditional face-to-face learning.