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Distance Learning in the COVID-19 Era: Perceptions in Southern Italy

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Department of Health and Social Science, Bournemouth University, Bournemouth BH125BB, UK
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Dipartimento di Scienze Motorie e del Benessere, Università degli studi di Napoli Parthenope, 80133 Naples, Italy
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Educ. Sci. 2020, 10(12), 355; https://doi.org/10.3390/educsci10120355
Received: 11 November 2020 / Revised: 20 November 2020 / Accepted: 25 November 2020 / Published: 27 November 2020
The first case of pneumonia was reported on 8 December 2019 and identified on 7 January 2020 as COVID-19. On 9 March 2020, to stop the spread of COVID-19 cases, the Italian government declared a health emergency, forcing all citizens to go into lockdown. Suddenly, schools were constrained to using distance learning strategies with little or limited experience on the topic. Particularly, in the southern regions of Italy, approximately 20% of the students did not have access to any devices and were excluded from learning, producing a direct risk of increased adolescent delinquency. This research team intended to report the results of an observational study that focused on the perceptions of distance learning in adolescents from secondary school in Naples (Italy) between April and May 2020. The questionnaire comprised 11 questions focused on the perceptions of distance learning in comparison to live classrooms, relationships with peers and teachers, and levels of anxiety. The study is amongst the first to report the effect of the pandemic from a student-centred perspective and hopes to produce information to develop future research on asynchronous learning. View Full-Text
Keywords: pedagogy; sport science; transdisciplinary; childhood learning; technologies; relationship; civil education approach; distance learning; COVID-19; education pedagogy; sport science; transdisciplinary; childhood learning; technologies; relationship; civil education approach; distance learning; COVID-19; education
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Ferraro, F.V.; Ambra, F.I.; Aruta, L.; Iavarone, M.L. Distance Learning in the COVID-19 Era: Perceptions in Southern Italy. Educ. Sci. 2020, 10, 355. https://doi.org/10.3390/educsci10120355

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Ferraro FV, Ambra FI, Aruta L, Iavarone ML. Distance Learning in the COVID-19 Era: Perceptions in Southern Italy. Education Sciences. 2020; 10(12):355. https://doi.org/10.3390/educsci10120355

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Ferraro, Francesco V., Ferdinando I. Ambra, Luigi Aruta, and Maria L. Iavarone 2020. "Distance Learning in the COVID-19 Era: Perceptions in Southern Italy" Education Sciences 10, no. 12: 355. https://doi.org/10.3390/educsci10120355

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