Lessons Learnt from the Pandemic: Presenting Evidence-Based Recommendations from Computing Education


On an international scale, staff and students have experienced unprecedented shifts in their learning environments, catalyzed by the rapid reaction of educational institutions to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic which began in 2020. In response, each institution set short-term initiatives in motion, and temporarily adapted new policies to support this rapid change. This paper reflects on the results of two international studies: i) to identify practices within computing education that were improved through exposure to online tools and technologies; and ii) to understand the impact that the global pandemic has had on the learning environments and educational experiences of computing students. Both studies are bridged, with the aim of demonstrating how these results can help educators improve their practices moving forward.


Mark Zarb
Associate Professor, School of Computing, Robert Gordon University, United Kingdom


Presentation Type

Paper Presentation in a Themed Session


2023 Special Focus—Smart Education 4.0 Empowering Learners and Educators


COVID-19, Pandemic, Computer Science, Pedagogy, Survey, Students, Staff, Lessons Learnt

Digital Media


Lessons Learnt from the Pandemic (pdf)