Gabriel Gorghiu

Gabriel Gorghiu
Valahia University of Târgoviste · Teacher Training Department

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October 2014 - present
Valahia University of Târgoviste
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Publications (210)
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With the start of the COVID-19 pandemic period, the need to continue the educational process imposed the exclusive move to the online environment - a new and insufficiently prepared experience, which generated controversies, but also reflections, and adaptation for teachers, students, decision-makers, and even parents. The major concern of the acad...
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The pandemic generated by the coronavirus COVID19 forced universities to go online. A consequence of the shift to exclusive online education is the intensive use of online learning platforms which brings in front usability aspects. The perceived ease of use is a usability characteristic but also an important driver of technology acceptance. Taking...
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During the pandemic, the traditional education system shifted to online teaching and learning. In the time that has passed since the beginning of the pandemic, important changes were recorded in the way that education is thought and delivered, at any level of education. Starting with March 2020, when schools were physically closed, online learning...
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Satisfaction with studies is an important aspect in assessing the quality of studies. It is understood that the constant changes in society’s life are changing the situation, and the assessment of satisfaction is also changing. However, university studies have been conducted remotely in recent years due to the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pande...
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The mobility constraints due to the coronavirus COVID19 disease forced the universities to go online. Although online learning is familiar to students, online teaching and learning during the pandemic is something else. First of all, is like distance education when online teaching and learning is the only option. Extant research shows many disadvan...
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Students’ research competencies are seen today, for any specialist, as necessary, both in terms of their use in academic training but also for the future careers. The analysis of educational practices in various education systems shows that the development of those skills starts sooner or later along the educational paths. We consider that research...
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The pandemic forced the universities to go online and brought in front the online lectures as focal activities. A lot of effort has been put to move the teaching and learning resources on the online platform which became the main interaction space between students and between students and teachers. An exclusive online learning environment has both...
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The pandemic generated by the Coronavirus COVID-19 challenged universities to go exclusively online thus affecting both the education and personal life of teachers and students. This work analyzes the perceptions of Lithuanian and Romanian university students as regards the extrinsic and intrinsic motivation of online learning during the pandemic....
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With the unprecedented crisis created by the Coronavirus pandemic, online teaching and learning became a global solution - embraced by the whole world - that tried to cover, at least in part, in part the problems encountered by the educational systems. An exclusively online format of teaching and learning proved to be a challenge for both the didac...
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Foreign Languages are the future of everyone and every community in a globalizing world. Total immersion is the best solution and today we can have that with virtual reality and artificial intelligence: total immersion in London, Berlin, or Rome, or even Beijing, and New York, every night from your sofa, armchair, bed, or veranda. You can learn wit...
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The coronavirus pandemic had a major impact on higher education by forcing the universities to go online. Despite many disadvantages in terms of socialization, face-to-face interaction, attention, and mental health, online teaching and learning provide many opportunities in terms of time management and personal development. This research is explori...
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The pandemic generated by COVID-19 has a tremendous impact on the economy, society, and life of people all over the world. People suffer from the lockdown restrictions, reduced and very limited space. The situation is further aggravated by illnesses of family members, acquaintances, friends, illnesses caused by the coronavirus, and sometimes losses...
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The classic educational process organized in universities becomes quite rigid in the current pandemic context, which claims especially online activities, with students who increasingly feel the need to be guided and helped. In this respect, the students have to be supported through tutoring and mentoring activities, dedicated mainly to 1 st -year s...
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In general, considering a reasonable and relative periodicity, the school curriculum has to pass a process of updating and/or reform - in many cases, in strong connection to the nature and extent of the changes that occurred in each educational system, but also linked with what is happening in the society. Nowadays, many opportunities for getting k...
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With the explosion of mobile technologies, mobile teaching and learning became an important educational challenge. Since both teachers and students are increasingly using mobile devices in their everyday life, the question is why so little progress has been made in this direction. Clearly, the initiative of introducing mobile technology in class sh...
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Introducing mobile teaching and learning in schools represents a real challenge in nowadays education. Mobile devices are able to support a diversity of tasks such as communication, interaction, collaboration, information, and resource sharing. Although mobile devices are widely used for e-learning, but also very present in non-formal and informal...
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E-learning platforms are largely used in educational institutions around the world, in hybrid, mixed or blended learning formats. The power of those platforms has been proved extensively in the period of the global pandemic being used as main frameworks for offering and achieving educational services. This work is an exploratory study aiming to ana...
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One can basically assert that technology use in educational practice becomes an inseparable part of educational activity. Both teachers and students are increasingly using mobile technologies in teaching and learning. However, still very little is known and there is very little proof about application effectiveness of these technologies in the teac...
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The advances in social media technology and mobile devices have an important impact on the educational process, in a general context in which the use of social networks have a great influence on many aspects of daily life. However, despite the great potential of social networks in the field of education, the possibilities of applying interactive me...
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In the context of the pandemic generated by the COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2), the global education system is currently facing an unprecedented situation which has proven to be difficult to be managed-closing schools and identifying alternative on-line methods in order to continue the educational process. Therefore, teachers, students and parents have beco...
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The educational process changed significantly in the context of the pandemic generated by the Coronavirus. University students had to move from the traditional classes and laboratories to the online platform. As extant research shows, this shift to online education has both advantages and drawbacks. The objective of this research is to analyze the...
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Nowadays, mobile devices are able to support a large diversity of tasks being used for communication, socialization, interaction, collaboration, sharing of information and resources. As already known, mobile phones became active parts of the lifestyle of many teachers and students. The powerful capabilities of mobile devices and the increasing numb...
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The Romanian education system needs today, more than ever, good teachers, dedicated, devoted to their mission and aware of the major responsibility they must take on - accompanying the child on the path of his / her development, as a harmonious personality, and, thus, implicitly, to contribute to the "healing" of the society, which is marked by the...
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Introducing mobile teaching in school represents a challenge for teachers that have to adapt their teaching practice to benefit from the technological changes. Although mobile devices are widely used by teachers and students in everyday life, there are several barriers against the adoption of this technology for teaching purposes. There are also di...
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Mobile technology is now part of the everyday life of teachers and students and thus tends to become an inseparable part of the educational activities. Teachers and students are increasingly using mobile technologies in teaching and learning. Therefore, it is purposeful to responsibly integrate technologies into the educational process. However, te...
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Complementing the initial training that provides the foundation for the professionalization of the teaching career, the teachers’ continuous professional development represents an area of analysis that has always been in the attention of the educational policy makers, at the level of all national education systems. In a study conducted at the Europ...
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In the actual context of massive technological development, the teacher training process ‐ or even, the teacher self‐training one ‐ should be actually based on the acquisition of technical skills, mainly related to the use of Internet and multimedia resources, but also on the didactic skills focused on how to use those resources in order to mak...
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The social media technologies are blurring the boundaries between formal and informal/non-formal learning and provide new educational opportunities. Recent work shows that online social networks provide various kinds of educational support, such as social learning, informal/non-formal education, information, interaction, and collaboration. The aim...
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This paper illustrates the results obtained through the analyzing of the teachers’ feed-back, expressed at the graduation moment of the accredited training program “Modern Approaches in Health Education”, organized in the frame of the Erasmus+ project “Let’s make it better! Raising the awareness of the triad nutrition-health-food safety in school e...
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The Internet of Things (IoT) has a major potential and already started to improve the human life in all sectors: smart cities, smart environment, smart water, smart metering, security and emergency, retail, logistics, industrial control, agriculture, home automation, eHealth and education. For example, in the construction and housing sector, smart...
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Social media technologies stimulate the implementation of the social learning paradigm. Online discussion groups created by educators to support a closer relationship with students are widely used in universities. However, the research on this topic has been carried on mainly by qualitative studies and there are few approaches aiming to measure the...
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The education of the 21st century should respond to societal changes, as well as to challenges occurring in line with the unprecedented development of technology, mass migration and globalisation. The principles underlying the current educational policies support the need to promote an axiological education, in harmony with human and social va...
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The potential benefits of the social networking websites for the higher education are a hot topic that has been intensively researched in the last decade. A lot of research effort has been devoted to the use of Facebook which is widespread among university students. Nevertheless, very little is known about the amount of time spent for specific acti...
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The social media technologies are blurring the boundaries between formal and informal/non-formal learning and provide new educational opportunities. Recent work shows that online social networks provide various kinds of educational support, such as social learning, informal/non-formal education, information, interaction, and collaboration. This res...
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In recent years, there has been a rapid development of social networks and an increase in their diversity both in terms of functionality and users. Online social networks (OSN) can offer considerable benefits to communication and user relationships as well as benefits for students in learning and participating in online courses and platforms. Among...
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The educational model proposed by John Dewey brings the student in the center of the pedagogical act and promotes an approach that emphasizes on the motivational structure of the student’s personality, on his/her interests and skills, those being considered as important variables in the educational process. In this respect, an educational appr...
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Scientific findings clearly indicate that a changing climate has - and will continue to have - a significant impact on human life and natural systems. The Climate change has become one of the main threats to the biological diversity of the planet, and is projected to become an increasingly important driver of change in the coming decades. Equally i...
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The explosion of social networking websites in general, and Facebook in particular, impacts the educational context both positively and negatively. Too much time spent on Facebook leads to negative effects on the university work of students. The objectives of this research are to measure and analyse the relationship between the Facebook dependence...
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Recent research on the use of social networking websites reveals an intense use of Facebook that may cross the boundaries between use and abuse and may lead to dependence. The objective of this paper is to analyze the relationship between the Facebook dependence and the negative consequences of the excessive use of Facebook on the students’ univers...
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Supporting energy efficiency, smart energy management and renewable energy use in public infrastructures, including public buildings and housing sector are in Romania the most important factors of developing strategies and projects under the Priority no.3, Supporting the transition for a low carbon emission economy of Regional Operational Program P...