Panic learning off (and on) the COVID campus

Tara Brabazon, Narelle Hunter, Jamie Quinton

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Online learning has been flooded with platitudes, promises and possibilities for twenty years. Oversold and undertheorized, online learning reached its ‘moment’ through the Covid lockdown. Underprepared staff and underfunded universities implemented online learning in a crisis. This was a zombie apocalypse of a context in which to summon innovation. This article activates Paul Virilio’s University of Disaster to explore the COVID campus and classroom, entering panic learning.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)37-54
Number of pages18
JournalFast Capitalism
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2020


  • Panic learning
  • Classrooms at the end of the world
  • COVID-19
  • Paul Virilio
  • Bunker learning


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