Advances in Online and Distance Learning
Online and distance learning have come to the fore in 2020 and 2021, with the Coronavirus pandemic proving a catalyst to the long-term trend towards computer-mediated learning. The impact of this transition on the world in 2020 and 2021 has been profound, with long-term consequences on the viability and form of education. The rapid pivot to online or blended learning has happened across all sectors of education, school, college or university. This period has been a stimulus for the adoption and development of online and remote learning, where institutions have pivoted to online education (whether purely online or blended with significant online content) in a way that was unforeseen and unplanned. This Topic provides an opportunity to share good practice, as well as to provide a platform to explore the problems faced, in online and remote education.
This issue welcomes contributions that consider effective practice, or can identify problems for future work, around distance and online learning. These may be technical or social—looking at the way that pedagogy, people and technology interact in this maelstrom of change.
Papers that consider purely distance (online) learning, blended learning with elements of face-to-face provision, or hybrid learning where learning supports simultaneous face-to-face and online learning are welcomed.
Other aspects of online and distance learning include mobile learning, MOOCS and virtual-reality-based learning. Of particular interest are papers that discuss the effect that the move to online and distance learning has had on the extent to which learners achieved the learning outcomes of the course or the program.
Dr. Neil Gordon
Prof. Dr. Han Reichgelt
- distance learning
- online learning
- student achievement
|Journal Name||Impact Factor||CiteScore||Launched Year||First Decision (median)||APC|
|3.0||4.0||2011||21.6 Days||CHF 1400|
|3.4||6.7||2009||13.6 Days||CHF 1600|
|3.1||5.8||2010||22.6 Days||CHF 1600|
Journal of Intelligencejintelligence
|3.5||2.5||2013||28.1 Days||CHF 2600|
|3.9||5.8||2009||18.3 Days||CHF 2400|
Preprints is a platform dedicated to making early versions of research outputs permanently available and citable. MDPI journals allow posting on preprint servers such as Preprints.org prior to publication. For more details about reprints, please visit https://www.preprints.org.