1st Edition

Remote Learning in Times of Pandemic Issues, Implications and Best Practice

Edited By Linda Daniela, Anna Visvizi Copyright 2022
    288 Pages 48 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    288 Pages 48 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This edited volume examines the implications of COVID-19 on distance and online learning, discussing how the move to online teaching and learning modes proved to be a source of immense institutional, organizational, and educational challenges.

    With chapters grounded in theoretical and methodological approaches pertinent to education and pedagogy, the book explores the relevance of theory to the educational situation brought about by the pandemic and highlights the specific issues and challenges that distance learning has to account for in crisis situations. Key topics discussed include innovations and best practices in online learning, research, and management; developments in computer-supported collaborative learning, training, and research; the use of intelligent tutoring and mentoring systems in times of crisis; the role of university leadership and users’ perceptions and attitudes to online teaching and learning.

    The book offers fresh insights into the specificity of distance learning in a pandemic and its effects in established working patterns. It will be highly relevant reading for academics, researchers, and post-graduate students in the fields of online learning, distance learning, educational technology, and pedagogy, as well as university administrators and those directly involved in online teaching.

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    Introduction: Remote learning is a mode of distance learning?

    Linda Daniela and Anna Visvizi

    Part 1: Remote Learning in Higher Education

    1. A new era: Learning and living in difficult times
    2. Barbara Ruth Burke, Liene Ločmele

    3. Computer supported knowledge building community: A new learning analytics tool
    4. Calixto Gutiérrez-Braojos, Carlos Rodriguez-Domínguez, Francisco Carranza-García, Gabriel Navarro-Garulo

    5. Digital Learning, Teaching and Collaboration in an Era of ubiquitous Quarantine
    6. Alexander Henlein, Giuseppe Abrami, Attila Kett, Christian Spiekermann, Alexander Mehler

    7. Social simulation transfer to online: Pedagogical reflections on teaching presence
    8. Agnese Dāvidsone, Renata Matkevičienė, Austė Telyčėnaitė, Vineta Silkāne, Anžela Jurāne Brēmane

    9. The Covid-19 Pandemic and the Effectiveness of Education in Military Universities in Poland
    10. Marek Bodziany

    11. Reflections on the Adaptation to the Covid19 Pandemic in Higher Education
    12. Adela Acitores Suz, Silvia Nuere, Laura de Miguel Álvarez

    13. What kind of support did the faculty receive during emergency distance education at universities?
    14. Lenka Benešová, Zlata Hokrová, Viktor Chejlava, Pavel Mentlík, Tomáš Pruner, Lucie Rohlíková, Jan Topinka, Jana Vejvodová

    15. Teaching Mathematics to Reflect on the Covid-19 Pandemic: Best Practices
    16. Jesús Montejo-Gámez, Victoria M. Amador-Saelices, José Antonio Fernández Plaza

    17. Learning and Teaching During Covid-19: Survey Findings
    18. Nora Jansone-Ratinika, Rudīte Koka, Tatjana Koķe, Māris Brants, Raimonds Strods

      Part 2: Agents of Remote Learning

    19. Stress, Anxiety, and Depression Among Students and Employees During the Pandemic: A View from the KSA
    20. Joudi Bathallath, Tayeb Brahimi

    21. Results of the evaluation of learning platforms and digital learning materials
    22. Linda Daniela, Arta Rūdolfa, Zanda Rubene

    23. Factors of Successful Work in School During COVID-19 Pandemics in Latvia
    24. Evija Mirke, Lilian Tzivian

    25. Parents’ perspective on distant learning during COVID-19 related restrictions in Latvia
    26. Baiba Martinsone, Ieva Stokenberga

    27. Schematic Development for Knowing Students as Learners in a Distance Learning Environment
    28. Jennifer Wong-Powell, Ochan Kusuma-Powell

    29. White Space, Blank Class:  A filmmaking approach in education

    Agnes Papadopoulou, Iakovos Panagopoulos

    Conclusions: Taking stock of the transition

    Linda Daniela and Anna Visvizi



    Linda Daniela is Professor and Dean of Faculty of Education, Psychology and Art at the University of Latvia. She also serves as Expert in Education at the Council of Sciences of the Republic of Latvia.

    Anna Visvizi is an associate professor at Deree College – The American College of Greece, and a Visiting Scholar at Effat University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.