Elena Schulz-Ruhtenberg, Sciences Po

Learning by doing: how students experienced the move online


Ahead of the 3 June CIVICA conference on "Digitalisation and the Future of Higher Education," student Elena Schulz-Ruhtenberg (Sciences Po) talks about her first-hand experience with the move online and participating in online CIVICA activities.

Elena Schulz-Ruhtenberg is a master's student in public policy at Sciences Po. In fall 2020, Elena took part in CIVICA's first joint master's course, co-taught by faculty at Sciences Po and the Hertie School. During the course, she met a peer from the Hertie School who shared an interest in the future of the EU, so the two teamed up for the first edition of the CIVICA-wide futurEU student competition - which they eventually won.

In the video below, Elena shares her experience with the move online, participating in CIVICA's offers in an online format, and the challenges of digital education. "The priority is to incorporate digital tools where it helps to foster flexible learning and student interaction, but also to acknowledge that digital transformation does not imply moving digital by all means," she says.

If you're curious about the impact of digitalisation on higher education, sign up for the online CIVICA conference on 3 June at 5:15pm CET, to hear from policymakers, theorists, practitioners and students from the CIVICA alliance and beyond.

Digitalisation and the Future of Higher Education: Elena Schulz-Ruhtenberg