Special Issue "The Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Digital Competence of Educators"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2021.
Interests: software engineering; automated testing; cloud computing
Interests: Technology-Enhanced Learning; CSCL; Virtual Learning Environments; MOOCs
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Interests: Technology-enhanced Learning, and in particular, Learning Analytics for supporting Self-regulation in MOOCs and Blended Learning environments, Curriculum analytics, and learning programming
Interests: MOOC; e-Learning; Learning Analytics
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
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
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