Benefits of Shifting to Online Learning During Pandemic: A Story from Norway, from Norway News

The higher education sector in Norway, like other countries, has faced serious challenges due to the Covid19 pandemic. How have institutions responded, and what has been the impact? This story shares an example from a program in Bergen. During summer 2020, Western Norway University of Applied Sciences offered the new course Non-Western Educational Philosophy and Policy within its education PhD program. Up to that point, courses in the program had always been taught face-to-face, but due to the Coronavirus, all course activities were facilitated through online learning. Fitting its international theme, the course was also taught in English.The Chinese Co-director of the Confucius Institute at Bergen, Professor LI Juqian is one of the lecturers of this course, who introduced philosophical writings on education from Chinese philosophers (Confucius and Mencius).