Tuesday 12 May 2020 -
15:00 to 16:30
How has COVID-19 changed the way we teach and learn? The impact on the educational process and sustainability of online education, and more!  

Join us for a lively discussion on online learning response to COVID-19, sharing experiences from University College London and University of Bahrain.

This webinar will showcase how the University of Bahrain (UOB) and University College London (UCL) responded to the precautionary measures enforced by governments around the world to stall the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The webinar will focus on eLearning and how both institutions were able to foster online education through the use of widely accessible technologies to continue the dissemination of knowledge in a variety of programs. The webinar will further dive into strategies on how to move physical classroom activities online. It will include a conversation around promoting student engagement while ensuring student competency and touch on a variety of activities and assessments that can transition to the virtual space.

When and where?

Tuesday, 12 May 2020

3:00 – 4:30 PM (Bahrain time)

1:00 – 2:30 PM (BST)

Location: Zoom

Meet the facilitators:

Dr. Fay Abdulla Al Khalifa

Dr. Al Khalifa is the Director of the eLearning Center at the University of Bahrain. She is also an Assistant Professor of Architecture at the College of Engineering. Dr. Al Khalifa specializes in Smart Sustainable Urbanism and is generally interested in how technology can help us live a better life while maintaining a sustainable urban future. 

Dr. Fiona Strawbridge

Dr. Strawbridge has led UCL’s Digital Education team since its inception in 2002. Her team – which is based in UCL’s Information Services Division - provides support and development for UCL’s main e-learning services, runs projects and trials, provides training and development in digital capabilities to staff and students, and has a group of digital education advisors who work with faculties and departments to devise and implement local strategies to enhance the use of technology in education.


This webinar is offered for free, as part of our Alumni Talk Series. Attendance priority will be given to UK Alumni, however, others are welcome to register as well.

To register for the event and receive the zoom meeting link, please email us on: 

Webinar contents and agenda:

  • The eLearning situation pre COVID-19 
  • Precautionary measures taken by the institution and/or country 
  • The impact of precautionary measures on the educational process 
  • Measures taken to facilitate online education and the continuation of teaching and learning 
  • The current situation at the institution 
  • How COVID-19 might have permanently changed the way we teach and learn 
  • The sustainability of online education in the future.