Special Issue "The Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Digital Competence of Educators"

A special issue of Electronics (ISSN 2079-9292). This special issue belongs to the section "Computer Science & Engineering".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Boni García
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Department of Telematic Engineering, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M), Madrid, Spain
Interests: software engineering; automated testing; cloud computing
Dr. Carlos Alario-Hoyos
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Guest Editor
Department of Telematic Engineering, Univ Carlos III Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Interests: Technology-Enhanced Learning; CSCL; Virtual Learning Environments; MOOCs
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Prof. Dr. Mar Pérez-Sanagustín
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Institute Recherche Technology de Toulouse (IRIT), Paul Sabatier University - Toulouse III, 31062 Toulouse, France
Interests: Technology-enhanced Learning, and in particular, Learning Analytics for supporting Self-regulation in MOOCs and Blended Learning environments, Curriculum analytics, and learning programming
Dr. Miguel Morales
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Guest Editor
GES Department, Galileo University, Guatemala
Interests: MOOC; e-Learning; Learning Analytics
Dr. Oscar Jerez
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1. Center for Teaching and Learning, School of Economics and Business, University of Chile, Santiago, Chile
2. Department of Health Sciences Education, School of Medicine, University of Chile, Santiago, Chile
3. Center for Advanced Research in Education, IEAE, University of Chile, Santiago, Chile
Interests: Higher Education; Quality Management and Assurance; Innovation; University Teaching

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues, 

The COVID-19 pandemic is having an undeniable impact on all aspects of society. Regarding teaching and learning activities, most educational institutions suspended in-person instruction and moved to remote learning during the lockdown of March and April 2020. Although many countries have progressively re-opened their educational systems at present, blended learning is a common practice aiming to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 disease.

This disruption has caused an unprecedented acceleration to the digitalization of teaching and learning. Teaching professionals have been forced to develop their digital competence in a short amount of time, achieving mastery in the management of information, the creation of audiovisual content, and the use of technology to keep their students connected. This Special Issue welcomes contributions regarding the adoption of distance learning strategies, experiences, or lessons learned in this domain.

Specific topics of interest include but are not limited to the following:

  • Digital competence of educators and students;
  • Online learning strategies;
  • Production of audiovisual content for education;
  • Strategies for engaging digital learners;
  • E-learning tools;
  • Remote evaluation approaches

Dr. Boni García
Dr. Carlos Alario-Hoyos
Prof. Dr. Mar Pérez-Sanagustín
Dr. Miguel Morales
Dr. Oscar Jerez
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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