Students’ perspective and experience on higher education in 2020

Wednesday, 03 February 2021, 17:00 CET

EDEN NAP webinar


Type of session: presentations with discussion


Since the Covid-19 pandemic started and higher education activities transitioned (sometimes abruptly) to the online, we have seen many opinions, struggles and best practices from eLearning experts, teachers and researchers. During this webinar, we propose to find out how this process was seen through the students’ eyes. Students from various countries will share their experiences, challenges and offer best practices examples. We will find out what types of activities and technologies they enjoyed more and which less. We will try to conclude with their vision about the future of higher education after last year’s experience.


Vlad Mihaescu
Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and Information Technology, Politehnica University of Timisoara.

Vlad Mihaescu has a PhD in educational and technological models of MOOCs and has more than 10 years’ experience as a trainer and teacher in areas like multimedia technologies, social media, e-tourism, e-learning, usability, entrepreneurship, programming, soft skills and leadership. Author of over 25 scientific papers and book chapters published in international conferences and journals, Vlad is involved in several European research projects in the field of eLearning. He is also a lecturer for UPT.


Angela Sozio
Psychology student at Aldo Moro University, Bari, Italy

Angela Sozio is currently studying Work and Organizational Psychology at Aldo Moro University, Bari (IT). She graduated in 2019 in Psychological Sciences and Techniques.

Recently, she has been attending Psychology of Education and E-Learning in Organizations course. During the course she has worked on a research project on the evaluation of a Microlearning module, commissioned by Lattanzio Kibs Company. As result of this cooperation with the Company, Angela and her team have produced a literature review based on Microlearning’ s features, and a Microlearning evaluation questionnaire.

Annalisa Giandomenico
Psychology student at Aldo Moro University, Bari, Italy

Annalisa Giandomenico is a second-year student of ‘Work and Organizational Psychology’ at the Università degli Studi di Bari. During the last three months, she took part in the Psychology of Education and E-learning course, in which she had the opportunity to collaborate with Lattanzio Kibs, an Italian strategic consulting company. The main aim of this collaboration was to create a literature review about perceptions of microlearning and its influence on learning processes, which was used as a starting point to build a questionnaire for the evaluation of a microlearning module.

Dora Trogrlić
IT student at the Faculty of Organization and Informatics, University of Zagreb, Croatia

Dora is a second-year graduate student of the Organization of Business Systems study programme at the Faculty of Organization and Informatics, University of Zagreb. She received her bachelor degree at the same faculty in 2019. During her studies, she participated in the Erasmus+ student exchange program at the University of Žilina, Slovakia, which ultimately led her to the role of a student associate of the FOI International Relations Office. Besides that, she held the role of student coordinator at the Center for Volunteering and Humanitarian Work at the faculty. Throughout her higher education, she participated in many extracurricular activities, including an innovative learning project on social entrepreneurship.

Alexandru Constantin ILIESCU
“Machine Learning” Master’s Student, Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania

Alexandru is also a student representative in the UPT Senate and Council of Administration. He started to learn this field 4 years ago, when he realized how important it is for a student to be represented as good as possible. Alexandru is very concerned with the subject of education, being most interested in the quality assurance in the field of education. Trying to develop in this field, since 2018 he is a member of the national register of evaluators of ARACIS ((The Romanian Agency for Quality Assurance in Higher Education), in 2020 taking the step towards the European Students’ Union (ESU) Student Experts Pool on Quality Assurance (QA).


The webinar will be followed by #EDENChat.

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