1st Edition

Advances in Distance Learning in Times of Pandemic

    322 Pages 48 B/W Illustrations
    by Chapman & Hall

    322 Pages 48 B/W Illustrations
    by Chapman & Hall

    The book Advances in Distance Learning in Times of Pandemic is devoted to the issues and challenges faced by universities in the field of distance learning in COVID-19 times. It covers both the theoretical and practical aspects connected to distance education. It elaborates on issues regarding distance learning, its challenges, assessment by students and their expectations, the use of tools to improve distance learning, and the functioning of e-learning in the industry 4.0 and society 5.0 eras. The book also devotes a lot of space to the issues of Web 3.0 in university e-learning, quality assurance, and knowledge management. The aim and scope of this book is to draw a holistic picture of ongoing online teaching-activities before and during the lockdown period and present the meaning and future of e-learning from students’ points of view, taking into consideration their attitudes and expectations as well as industry 4.0 and society 5.0 aspects. The book presents the approach to distance learning and how it has changed, especially during a pandemic that revolutionized education.

    It highlights

    • the function of online education and how that has changed before and during the pandemic.

    • how e-learning is beneficial in promoting digital citizenship.

    • distance learning characteristic in the era of industry 4.0 and society 5.0.

    • how the era of industry 4.0 treats distance learning as a desirable form of education.

    The book covers both scientific and educational aspects and can be useful for university-level undergraduate, postgraduate and research-grade courses and can be referred to by anyone interested in exploring the diverse aspects of distance learning.

    1. COVID-19 Impact on Educational Institutions: A Detailed Analysis

    Ali Rehman, Shujaat Khan, Fathyat Hashim

    2. E-Learning as a Desirable Form of Education in the era of Society 5.0

    K. Jayanthi, Dahlia Sam, M. Sugantha Priya, S. Saranya, R. Gomathi

    3. Education Situation in Online Education Before the Pandemic and in the Time of Pandemic

    Hesham Magd, Henry Jonathan, Shad Ahmed Khan

    4. Factors Affecting Adoption of E-Learning System in Management Students During COVID-19 in India

    Pooja Darda, Om Jee Gupta, Meenal Pendse

    5. New Technology Anxiety and Acceptance of Technology: An Appraisal of MS Teams

    Shad Ahmed Khan, Hesham Magd

    6. The Paradigm Shift in Higher Education and Impact of Distance Learning in Era of Industry 4.0 and Society 5.0

    Thiyagarajan R, V. Harish

    7. The Use of Web 3.0 in University E-Learning, Quality Assurance and Knowledge Management

    Zahid Hussain

    8. The Influence of Industry 4.0 and 5.0 for Distance Learning Education in Times of Pandemic for a Modern Society

    Joseph Bamidele Awotunde, Emmanuel Femi Ayo, Gbemisola Janet Ajamu, Taibat Bolanle Jimoh, Sunday Adeola Ajagbe

    9. Innovations of Teaching and Testing English to Students of other Majors Online during COVID-19 Pandemic at Mila University Center, Algeria

    Abderrahim Bouderbase

    10. Distance Learning and Higher Education Hybridization: Opportunities and Challenges for Students with Disabilities

    Cristina Dumitru

    11. E-Learning: A Catalyst to Promote the Digital Citizenship

    Pratiksha Dixit, Usha Pathak


    JOANNA ROSAK-SZYROCKA Erasmus+ coordinator at Faculty of Management Czestochowa University of Technology. She specialized in the fields of quality 4.0, education, distance learning, industry 4.0, quality management of sport, IoT issue. Author/co-author of over 200 publications in journals and conference materials. Guest Editor of Energies MdPI, International Journal of Environmental Reseach and Public Health MdPI Journal. Review editor of Environmental Economics and Management (ISSN 2296 - 665X). Reviewer for a number of prestigious Journals: Ieee Access, TQM Elsevier, Energies MdPI IJERPH Mdpi, Healthcare MdPI, Renewable Energy Elsevier, Resources Policy Elsevier, Frontiers, Sage, Sustainability Mdpi, Education Sciences MdPI, Social Sciences MdPI, Applied Sciences. Vice President of Qualitas Foundation, dealing with the promotion of good business practices. She completed a research internship at the University of Żilina, Slovakia, as well as at Silesian University of Technology, Zabrze, Poland. Participant in multiple Erasmus+ teacher mobility: Italy, UK, Slovenia, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, France.

    JUSTYNA ŻYWIOŁEK was born on December 24, 1986 in Częstochowa. She completed her master's studies in the field of Metallurgy in 2010. In 2014, she defended her doctoral dissertation with honors in the field of management science, specializing in security science, entitled: The impact of information process management on the security of knowledge resources in the enterprise, at the Faculty of Organization and Management of the Lodz University of Technology. Since January 2015, he has been working as an assistant professor at the Faculty of Management at the Technical University of Częstochowa. He is a respected researcher in Poland and abroad for his experience in management issues: knowledge and information management and their security. She has published over 160 articles and is the author / co-author / editor of seven books. She actively participated in presenting research results at various international conferences. He deals with data protection, is an inspector of personal data protection and a leading ISO 27001: 2018 auditor. Phd. Eng. Justyna Żywiołek is a member of ICAA (Intelectual Capital Association) and EU-OSHA, as well as in organizations operating in Poland promoting information and knowledge security. Guest Editor of Energies MdPI, International Journal of Environmental Reseach and Public Health MdPI Journal, Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences. Early Career Editorial Board of The Journal of Strategic Information Systems IF 14.682 and Editorial Advisory Board of International Journal of Management and Applied Research IF 3.508. Participant in multiple Erasmus+ teacher mobility:, Slovenia, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, France.

    DR. ANAND NAYYAR received Ph.D (Computer Science) from Desh Bhagat University in 2017 in the area of Wireless Sensor Networks, Swarm Intelligence and Network Simulation. He is currently working in School of Computer Science-Duy Tan University, Da Nang, Vietnam as Assistant Professor, Scientist, Vice-Chairman (Research) and Director- IoT and Intelligent Systems Lab. A Certified Professional with 100+ Professional certificates from CISCO, Microsoft, Amazon, EC-Council, Oracle, Google, Beingcert, EXIN, GAQM, Cyberoam and many more. Published more than 140+ Research Papers in various High-Quality ISI-SCI/SCIE/SSCI Impact Factor Journals cum Scopus/ESCI indexed Journals, 70+ Papers in International Conferences indexed with Springer, IEEE Xplore and ACM Digital Library, 40+ Book Chapters in various SCOPUS, WEB OF SCIENCE Indexed Books with Springer, CRC Press, Wiley, IET, Elsevier with Citations: 7000+, H-Index: 42 and I-Index: 150. Member of more than 60+ Associations as Senior and Life Member including IEEE, ACM. He has authored/co-authored cum Edited 40+ Books of Computer Science. Associated with more than 500+ International Conferences as Programme Committee/Chair/Advisory Board/Review Board member. He has 18 Australian Patents, 4 German Patents, 2 Japanese Patent, 11 Indian Design cum Utility Patents, 3 Indian Copyrights and 2 Canadian Copyrights to his credit in the area of Wireless Communications, Artificial Intelligence, Cloud Computing, IoT and Image Processing. Awarded 40+ Awards for Teaching and Research—Young Scientist, Best Scientist, Young Researcher Award, Outstanding Researcher Award, Excellence in Teaching and many more. He is listed in Top 2% Scientists as per Stanford University (2020, 2021). He is acting as Associate Editor for Wireless Networks (Springer), Computer Communications (Elsevier), International Journal of Sensor Networks (IJSNET) (Inderscience), Frontiers in Computer Science, PeerJ Computer Science, Human Centric Computing and Information Sciences (HCIS), IET-Quantum Communications, IET Wireless Sensor Systems, IET Networks, IJDST, IJISP, IJCINI, IJGC. He is acting as Editor-in-Chief of IGI-Global, USA Journal titled "International Journal of Smart Vehicles and Smart Transportation (IJSVST)". He has reviewed more than 1900+ Articles for diverse Web of Science and Scopus Indexed Journals. He is currently researching in the area of Wireless Sensor Networks, Internet of Things, Swarm Intelligence, Cloud Computing, Artificial Intelligence, Drones, Blockchain, Cyber Security, Network Simulation, Big Data and Wireless Communications.

    DR. MOHD NAVED is a passionate researcher & educator with 16 years of experience and proven track record of quality research publications and leading teams for the research and overall management of the educational institution. He is a senior member of IEEE and associated with multiple leading research organisations. He is a machine learning consultant and researcher, currently teaching in Amity University (Noida) for various degree programs in Analytics and Machine Learning. He is actively engaged in academic research on various topics in management as well as on 21st century technologies. He has published 60+ research articles in reputed journals (SCI/Scopus Indexed/peer reviewed). He has 16 patents in AI/ML and actively engage in commercialization of innovative products.