1st Edition

Overcoming Challenges in Online Learning Perspectives from Asia and Africa

Edited By Areej ElSayary, Abdulrasheed Olowoselu Copyright 2023
    196 Pages 6 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This book examines four distinct areas of education that suffered as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic in Asian and African regions, and tackles the challenges and barriers that came as a result of the shift to online learning.

    Presenting perspectives from China, Malaysia, Nigeria, and the UAE, chapters frame research within the context of "innovation experiences" to explore transformative learning theory, and set out the ways in which leaders, educators, students, and parents adapted to learning during the pandemic. Foregrounding four central topics (challenges and barriers; teaching and learning; assessment; educational technology; and interactive learning environments), the volume provides globally relevant findings and implications for the effects of the pandemic on learning in these regions, and furthers the field of educational technology more broadly. Topics covered range from teaching and leading in the online learning environment to educational technology and the interactive learning space.

    Sharing innovative experiences to aid progression and share best practice for online learning moving forward, the book will be highly relevant to researchers, academics, and students in the fields of higher education, online and eLearning, and technology in education.

    Part 1: Introduction 1. Introduction to Challenges of Online Learning Areej ElSayary  2. Educational Management and Leadership in Online Learning Environment: Challenges and Solutions Abdulrasheed Olowoselu  3. Situational Leadership in Online Learning Environment: The Global Pandemic Era Abdulrasheed Olowoselu and Fauzi Bin Hussin  4. Exploring the Role of Digital Transformation in Higher Education Institutions: Challenges and Benefits of Online Learning in China Afzal Sayed Munna and Md Sadeque Imam Shaikh  Part 2: Online Teaching and Learning  5. A Framework of Formative Assessment Strategies in Online Learning Mina Radhwan  6. The Impact of Using Virtual Laboratory on Online Science Classes in Response to the Instructional Challenges During COVID-19 Soulafa Al Khatib  7. Educational Assessment in Practice: A Framework to Encourage/Foster Assessment Informed Teaching and Learning in the Classroom Context Dima Radwan  8. Barriers of Online Professional Development of English as a Foreign Language Teachers in China: A Qualitative Analysis Kong Lingdi  Part 3: Educational Technology  9. Students’ Active Engagement in Online Learning Areej ElSayary  10. Implementation of Online Teaching and Learning Technology Tools for Effective Learning Iman Ayas  11. Using H5P to Enrich Online Learning Engagement in a Postgraduate Certificate Program Teaching Na Li and Charlie Reis  12. Online Curriculum Design Framework Marwa Eltanahy  Part 4: Interactive Learning Environment 13. Using Interactive Technology to Enable Interactive E-learning Environment Areej ElSayary  14. Students’ Perceptions on Challenges and Barriers Impacting Their Wellbeing During Online Learning in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Rima Abou Khreibi  15. Students’ Online Learning Strategies in ESL Classrooms Azza Gamal El Din  16. Innovative Experiences in Teaching and Learning Aishatu Salihu Bello


    Areej ElSayary is Assistant Professor in the College of Interdisciplinary and Mental Health Ambassador at Zayed University, UAE.

    Abdulrasheed Olowoselu is Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Education, Modibbo Adama University, Nigeria.