Online Teaching and Learning in Higher Education during COVID-19: International Perspectives and Experiences

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Roy Y. Chan, Krishna Bista, Ryan M. Allen
Routledge, Aug 12, 2021 - Education - 266 pages

This timely volume documents the immediate, global impacts of the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) on teaching and learning in higher education. Focusing on student and faculty experiences of online and distance education, the text provides reflections on novel initiatives, unexpected challenges, and lessons learned.

Responding to the urgent need to better understand online teaching and learning during the COVID-19 pandemic, this book investigates how the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) impacted students, faculty, and staff experiences during the COVID-19 lockdown. Chapters initially look at the challenges faced by universities and educators in their attempts to overcome the practical difficulties involved in developing effective online programming and pedagogy. The text then builds on these insights to highlight student experiences and consider issues of social connection and inequality. Finally, the volume looks forward to asking what lessons COVID-19 can offer for the future development of online and distance learning in higher education.

This engaging volume will benefit researchers, academics, and educators with an interest in online teaching and eLearning, curriculum design, and more, specifically those involved with the digitalization of higher education. The text will also support further discussion and reflection around pedagogical transformation, international teaching and learning, and educational policy more broadly.



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Designing Authentic Online Courses Intra and PostPandemic
Disparity in University Remote Teaching Effectiveness
Flexible Harmonies in Higher
A Case of RMIT
The Need for Socially Meaningful Online
Using Information Communication Technologies for Interactive Open
Could COVID19 be a Catalyst for Disruption in Higher Education?
Lessons Learned from Teaching
Implications and Opportunities in

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Roy Y. Chan is Assistant Professor of Education and Director of the Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) Program in Leadership and Professional Practice in the Helen DeVos College of Education at Lee University, Tennessee, USA.

Krishna Bista is Professor of Higher Education in the Department of Advanced Studies, Leadership and Policy at Morgan State University, Maryland, USA.

Ryan M. Allen is Assistant Professor of Practice in the Attallah College of Educational Studies at Chapman University, California, USA.

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