Online Education during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Issues, Benefits, Challenges, and Strategies

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Online Education during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Issues, Benefits, Challenges, and Strategies

Editors Dr. Stephen Jackowicz, Dr. Ismail Sahin

The COVID-19 Pandemic impacted world society in many ways. The virus rode our interconnected transit systems and exploited a globally connected world where a person can traverse the planet within a day; far shorter a time than the incubation period. The virus challenged our assumptions on communicability of disease and transmission vectors. It challenged our medical systems; in the treatment of the infected, and an evolving understanding of the protocols needed for preserving the health of the vulnerable, and defining who is most vulnerable. COVID-19 challenged our social behaviors, our trust of one another, and the belief we had in our scientific systems to combat such a pandemic. Further, it stalled our educational systems. Unable to hold in-person classes, all levels of education were forced to utilize online platforms. Educators worldwide in disparate disciplines from elementary education through post-graduate study, in every field imaginable were forced to redefine their approaches and learn to adapt the technology we possess to the demands of maintaining progress in education. This pandemic has been no easy challenge. There is an old Chinese saying, “In the midst of adversity is opportunity.” So it has been in this pandemic. Scientists and medical providers around the globe have fought the virus and in record time produced protocols and vaccinations against it. Governments have shared information and pooled resources. Educators have developed new and impressive methods to not only maintain the education of students, but to ignite potentials and inspire the minds of learners despite having a “new normal.” This volume is a collection from educators around the planet who adapted to the changed landscape of education during COVID-19. Each of the contributors refused to accept that education would be stalled, that students would flounder, and that the virus’ impact would dim the lamp of learning. Rather each chapter brings a new and powerful adaption, which was implemented during the pandemic. The authors bring lessons, pitfalls, success, and failure to inform the reader of what worked, what did not, and what holds promise for online education long after the COVID-19 Pandemic is resigned to the history books.


Jackowicz, S. & Sahin, I. (Eds.). (2021). Online Education during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Issues, Benefits, Challenges, and Strategies. ISTES Organization.


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Table of Contents

Cover Page & Contents

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The Global Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic and Online Learning: A Multinational Study

Diane Boothe

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Challenges of Privacy in E-Learning in The Context of COVID-19

Fernando Almeida, Pedro Carneiro

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Ubiquitous Learning in the COVID-19 Pandemic

Ömer Bilen

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Students’ Perception and Motivation on E-Learning During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Zaenal Mustakim, Siti Fatimah, Umi Mahmudah

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Use of Learning Management Systems in the COVID-19 Pandemic

Abdullatif Kaban

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Improvement of Student Engagement in A Digital High Education Environment During the COVID-19 Outbreak

Amjad Almusaed, Asaad Almssad, Marisol Rico Cortez

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To Sync or Not to Sync? Students’ Perceptions of Their Learning in Fall 2020 Sync Classroom During COVID-19 Pandemic

Derar Serhan

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Preservice Mathematics Teachers’ Opinions on Online Micro-Teaching Experience

Halil İbrahim Akyüz, Güler Tuluk

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Construction and Validation of An Instrument to Explore Instructor and Student Perceptions of Online Teaching

Sanaa Shehayeb, Eman Shaaban, Nina Haifa

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Effects of COVID-19 Pandemic on Metacognitions, Emotions and Individual Characteristics of Candidate Teachers Preparing for A National Exam in Turkey

İbrahim Benek, Behiye Akçay

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Professional Satisfaction of Teachers of Students with Learning Disabilities About Virtual Class during the COVID-19 Pandemic in Saudi Arabia

Yasmeen Saeed Alzhrani, Atheer Mutlaq Alotaibi, Marwa Yousef Al-Huwail, Abeer Toson Ahmed Nasr

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Implementing Distance Learning in Algeria: An Opportunity or A Challenge?

Nassima Kaid

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The Role of COVID-19 in Restructuring the Education Sector in Nigeria Through Information and Communication Technology

Basil C. E. Oguguo, Christopher A. Ocheni, Evangelista C. Oguguo

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Learnings from Online Cross Cultural Exchange during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Poonam Sharma, Sufang Zhang, Hirsh Diamant

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The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Creative Arts Education in Barbados

David O. Akombo

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The Challenge of Online Clinical Education in the COVID-19 Pandemic

Steve Jackowicz

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Innovations in the Use of Online Applications By A Remote International Finnegans Wake Reading Group

Emilio Williams, Julie Boldt, Arthur Kolat, Renee Wehrle

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Online Teaching of Physical Education Amidst COVID-19: Challenges for Physical Education Teachers

Awadhesh Kumar Shirotriya

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Modeling in Mathematics and History as Teaching and Learning Approaches to Pandemics

Maria Papadopoulou, Panagiota Argyri, Zacharoula Smyrnaiou

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