As more programmes return to the classroom, we reflect on how online platforms have enabled e-learning and created a new elumni network
Since March 2020, and the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, students, faculty, staff and guests have dialled-in more than one million times for online classes and meetings hosted by Saïd Business School, University of Oxford.
Between March 2020 through to May 2022, the School has hosted 1,097,828 online hours, equating to a 125-year Teams meeting. Participants came from almost every nation across the world, including Mongolia, Peru and Papua New Guinea.
Reflecting on this huge feat, Mark Bramwell CIO of Oxford Saïd, said:
‘These figures are an amazing and tangible demonstration of the School’s reach. Through leveraging this technology ourselves and with strategic partners, Oxford Saïd has connected people in every corner of the world.
In the early days of the pandemic, we managed a seamless transition that caused minimal disruption to the education we offer, proving that we are an innovative business school, truly able to blend the best of new and old.’