The world has faced an unprecedented catastrophe in the COVID-19 pandemic. The unusual circumstances created by COVID-19’s rapid spread provides a unique opportunity to study the role of Information Systems and Technology in supporting people through this pandemic and beyond. This seminar considers topics related to the pandemic’s impacts on jobs and work (for both employers and employees), education and educational institutions (including learners and educators), family and home life (including life-changes for adults and children), and global society.

Students are required to write a seminar paper following research methods including literature reviews or studies employing qualitative, quantitative, or mixed methods.

Examples of topics are:

•               The role of technology in alleviating the current pandemic

•               Using ICT to foster learning, working, and social activities

•               Social opportunities and challenges in the era of COVID-19 (e.g., social isolation, well-being, work-life boundaries and conflicts)

•               Consequences of COVID-19 on work, education, or society

•               Working from home during lockdowns

•               Adjusting to the “new normal”

•               Best practices in education, work, and social contexts