The COVID-19 pandemic has forced educators at all levels to adjust the way they teach. In the past two years, the swift adoption of digital technologies by educational institutions has blurred the lines between traditional and distance education. The ubiquitous use of synchronous online conferencing systems such as Zoom, Microsoft Teams, and Google Meet has allowed students and teachers to reimagine how education can be delivered. The importance of experiential learning has led to innovations such as virtual field trips and virtual labs. As educators, we must now reflect on the implications of these changes on the learning process. This entails examining the affordances and constraints of technology as a means to engage students in the learning process by promoting active and collaborative learning, incorporating differentiated instruction and teaching complex critical thinking problem-solving skills, to name a few possibilities.
This Research Topic will highlight theoretical issues, research, and practical lessons learned during the COVID-19 pandemic at all levels of education. It will consider creative innovations that have been made, challenges that have been conquered and practices that are worth keeping as educators move from emergency to sustainability. It is hoped that this issue will stimulate educators to consider the lasting effects of the practices that transformed teaching during the pandemic and what education will look like in the post-COVID era. We are interested in manuscripts that document digital learning innovations developed in response to the educational challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The main focus of this article collection will be digital learning innovations that were developed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The issue will provide researchers and practitioners with insights and inspiration, suggesting new paths and opportunities to enrich digital education worldwide. Submissions related to this overarching theme as well as to the specific areas listed below are welcome:
- Professional development (digital teacher competence)
- Teacher training in new technologies
- Innovative digital technologies (AR, VR, chatbots)
- Innovative learning analytics and educational data mining
- How to integrate and sustain technology in teaching and learning
- Course material development
- Development of Educational resources
- Changes to informal and formal learning
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