Harri Ruoslahti

Published in

Information & Security: An International Journal, Volume 46, Issue 3, p.285-292 (2020)


COVID19, learning platform, online learning, online teaching

Open Access



The Covid19-virus outbreak during the spring of 2020 forced many changes in work, life and society. Laurea University of Applied Sciences (Laurea) closed all of its six campuses on March 9, 2020, and all teaching activities were transferred to online communication and learning platforms such as Zoom, Teams and Optima. This article presents qualitative case study re-search. Six teachers of Laurea University of Applied Sciences wrote short narratives of their experiences in moving from classroom to online teaching. The narratives were analysed, and the results grouped under relevant themes: Level of Preparation, Challenges and Risks, and Student Feedback and New ways of Work. The transition from classroom to online teaching was relatively easy for the respondents. The main reason was that the program already had created extensive online content and could be used for a fast transition. The contribution of this article is in presenting one practical case of rapid transition from classroom to online learning.