Friday, November 20, 2020

The changes brought on by the coronavirus pandemic have impacted every person, every industry, every region, and every communal activity for nearly the whole of 2020. Even after the much-hoped-for vaccine is developed and distributed, some believe that life and work patterns have been forever altered. What comes next in the field of global education is the subject of the December WorldCanvass on the topic “Teaching and Learning Post-COVID.”  WorldCanvass will be held virtually through Zoom, from 5:30-7 p.m. on December 8.

WorldCanvass: Teaching and Learning Post-COVID

5:30-6 p.m.

Segment 1

Overview of patterns in global education

Autumn Tallman—associate director, Study Abroad, International Programs, University of Iowa 

Ana Rodriguez-Rodriguez—associate professor, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, University of Iowa

Julie Zerwic—dean, College of Nursing, University of Iowa


6-6:30 p.m.

Segment 2

Technology Bridging the Gap

Cassie Barnhardt—associate professor, College of Education, University of Iowa

Jeff Ching-Fan Lai—graduate student, College of Education, University of Iowa

Amy Alice Chastain—associate professor of instruction, English as a Second Language, University of Iowa


6:30-7 p.m.

Segment 3

Virtual Learning: student and faculty experiences

Monica Ernberger—advisor, Study Abroad, International Programs, University of Iowa

Linette Leng—undergraduate student, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Iowa

Volkan Orhon—professor, School of Music, University of Iowa


Following the live event, the video recording of WorldCanvass will be available on the International Programs website and on YouTube.  In addition, audio podcasts of all WorldCanvass programs can be found on iTunes and the Public Radio Exchange (PRX). WorldCanvass is produced by University of Iowa International Programs.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Amy Green in advance at or 319-335-1433.