Thoughts of a Post-Pandemic Higher Education in Information Systems and Technologies

Authors Francini Hak , Jorge Oliveira e Sá , Filipe Portela

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Francini Hak
  • Algoritmi Research Center, University of Minho, Braga, Portugal
Jorge Oliveira e Sá
  • Algoritmi Research Center, University of Minho, Braga, Portugal
Filipe Portela
  • Algoritmi Research Center, University of Minho, Braga, Portugal

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Francini Hak, Jorge Oliveira e Sá, and Filipe Portela. Thoughts of a Post-Pandemic Higher Education in Information Systems and Technologies. In Third International Computer Programming Education Conference (ICPEC 2022). Open Access Series in Informatics (OASIcs), Volume 102, pp. 8:1-8:9, Schloss Dagstuhl – Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik (2022)


In late 2019, a new class of coronavirus appeared in China that triggered a worldwide pandemic declared by the World Health Organization. Several businesses were affected and people had to adapt their social life to a virtual mode. Higher education institutions suffered from this sudden change, and had to adapt without any preparation or planning. After almost two years of carrying out activities in an online format, face-to-face activities in higher education have returned. This case study aims to analyze the performance of students in a new curricular unit of the Engineering and Management of Information Systems course at the School of Engineering of the University of Minho in Portugal. The study is applied to 142 students who entered the 1st year of the 2019/2020 school year and returned to face-to-face activities in the 3rd year of the 2021/2022 school year. Two questionnaires were applied, one at the beginning of the semester with 71 answers and another at the end of the semester with 39 answers. The main objective was to understand the students' feedback regarding the functioning of the classes, in which a great difficulty in teamwork was highlighted.

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  • Information systems → Evaluation of retrieval results
  • Emergency Remote Teaching
  • E-learning
  • Higher Education
  • Covid-19 Pandemic
  • Information Systems


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