Mind the Gap

Academic Staff Experiences of Remote Teaching During the Covid 19 Emergency


  • Susan Flynn Institute of Technology Carlow
  • Gina Noonan Institute of Technology, Carlow


During the Covid-19 emergency, with the sudden closure of Higher Education
Institutions, many academic institutions turned to remote teaching in order to support
students to meet their programme learning outcomes. Academic staff at the Institute
of Technology, Carlow were surveyed to ascertain their experiences of this ‘online
pivot’. This article takes a phenomenological approach to the staff experience and
attempts to draw meaningful inferences and conclusions regarding the teaching
experience under these circumstances. This is intended to inform best practice by
both institutions and staff in the context of remote teaching.