Questions related to Distance Learning
Since COVID appeared many educational institutions were obliged to move their activities to online platforms, thus kicking off a grandiose digitalization process by accelerating the innovation in how we work and study.
Most of us managed to transition and not only be successful but even more efficient at our tasks than before. So, where is the hold up in some universities not offering distance learning programs alternatives? Is there a stigma or does online education provide, indeed, less quality knowledge transfer? Why?
The main goal of the research paper is to review the application of new learning technologies in African and European countries that face crises! There is a draft that needs to be revised and updated!
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What are some (distance or open learning) degrees which could be done alongside medical school (MD in USA or MBBS in UK/India) which can be useful to work in the medical sector? For example, LLB (Bachelor's Degree in Law) which is taken to become an advocate can be helpful in Medical Law and Legislature, but it does not have distance learning options; or Bachelor's Degree in Hospital Management which will be helpful in future for hospital administration or so on. Feel free to pitch in your suggestions.
TEKNODIKA journal of educational technology research which publishes reviews, analysis, and empirical research on designing, developing, managing, utilizing and evaluating educational Technology to facilitating learning in formal and informal educational settings.
Focus & scope: learning media, learning sources, distance learning, e-learning and online learning, and other relevant topics.
Our journal publishes Twice a year on March and September. We call for international author to contribute for prior, quick and highly disseminated publication. Our journal is member of crossreff by doi : 10.20961/teknodika.
Call for reviewers:
we also invite international prospective researcher with the relevant concerns to become external reviewers. Please contact the supporting contacts to join our team (firstname.lastname@example.org).
visit the journal Website for detail information in https://jurnal.uns.ac.id/Teknodika.
In face-to-face teaching, teacher training is an essential task. Trainings are organized as well as refresher sessions are scheduled to train teachers of new teaching tools and methods. In your opinion, is this training also essential in online education/learning?
What are the indicators of work performance of a teacher with respect to digital literacy at distance learning please?
Dear RG members,
In your opinion, what is the best teaching method in a distance learning context?
1. Problem-based learning (PBL).
2. Programmed learning or guided learning: when the learner can learn a set of learning concepts according to the plan established by the teacher or the course designer (fixed learning path).
3. Free learning: when the learner can learn a set of learning concepts according to his choice (free learning path, without any conditions).
Thank you for your contributions
In these pandemic conditions is what you recommend distance learning digital platforms (E-learning) or you are for the resumption of courses in classes and universities ?
Dear RG members,
There is doubt that teaching/ learning online has become a pain in the neck worldwide. The gap is getting bigger and bigger. How to bridge such a gap? How would one overcome the barriers of online learning/teaching?
Dear seniors and researchers,
Briefly introducing myself, I am a fourth year medical student from Indonesia. Currently, I am performing a multiple logistic regression on several possible factors affecting medical student preference toward distance learning in this pandemic era. Honestly, it is my first time in using logistic regression in my work, and I might encounter several confusing issues regarding this statistical procedure. I have selected 14 eligible covariates for multiple logistic regression according to its significant p-value (0.000) during their simple logistic regression. After including all of those 14 covariates to the model, the ExpB (odds ratio) of all 14 covariates become insignificant despite decent model (Good result of Omnibus test, R-squared, and Holmer and Lemeshow test). All of statistical procedure were performed in SPSS ver 22.
Regarding this issue, what should I do in responding those finding? Is it correct to interpret that there were no significant relationship between all of 14 covariates and dependent variable (student preference toward distance learning) simultaneously? Or is there any suggestion of appropriate technical steps in conducting multiple regression analysis?
I would like to have a reference to an authoritative or relatively well-established definition of "online education" or "online teaching" or "e-learning". I also look for definition of related terms, such as "hybrid teaching" and "distant education", "distance learning", etc.
I looked at UNESCO documents to find a kind of international set of definitions, but I couldn't find any. Does anyone have a reference or a source?
I have a questionnaire and a few interview questions for providers that relate to prediabetes am trying to reach or partner with health providers in Florida in order to complete I am also a dietitian but this is for public health coursework would be able to complete remotely and school has IRB
I used mixed methods for assessing modular distance learning to propose a program for the coming school year. I have three respondents (10 learners, 10 parents, 10 teachers) and used a questionnaire and an open-ended question for my respondents. What is statistical treatment should I used?
I am currently working on a project that addresses educational communication and technology (ECT) barriers in online education and distance learning in the Philippines. However, according to my internet research, SPSS can only handle 1500 cases or respondents. My project requires over 3000 student respondents with more than 150 variables, which includes sub-variables. Is there any statistical software that can meet my requirements?
I am currently conducting study about Secondary School Teachers’ Conceptions of Distance Learning Assessment Practices of Distance Learning Assessment amidst pandemic however there were few related studies about this topic but mostly are not for distance learning..
During the Covid Pandemic situation teaching in online mode is an important issue in the education system.
There are many challenges while teaching in an online mode such as making lectures more effective, interesting, interactive, etc. please share your ideas/experiences in this regard.
University education is beyond academic benefits. It gives students a chance to develop attitude and skills that give them courage, ability to work with others and a better understanding of himself and the entire world around them. It is during University years that a person gets to understand his/her identity, role, and dreams. To become what you want to be, you need not only formal education but also real-life experience and opportunities for self-development.
How much of this is missing in these cruel times of eLearning & social distancing?
Your comments are highly appreciated!
Hello! I want to start a question for a research topic and I want your opinion on What strategies are the most useful and facilitate distance learning for communities in dispersed areas?
A lot of people don't like of this kind of education but is clear that more and more teaching institutions will use this model to increase their course options and governments will invest to bring facilities to expand the knowledge of their populations. So I wanna study more about this, can you share some articles with me?
Are you with distance learning and education in universities due to the Corona virus pandemic? What are the pros and cons of this topic
Give us your opinion and evaluation of this topic?
I am searching for studies that developed validated tools (e.g questionnaire) to assess the effectiveness of online mentoring program. I am interested in studies that developed questionnaire to assess the mentors and students experience and satisfaction.
I am open also for any studies for evaluation of distance learning experience.
Many universities and schools around the world have closed their campuses due to Corona (COVID‐19) epidemic. Would you please share your expertise in delivering microteaching and practicum for pre-service teachers? How practical courses are delivered as a response to COVID‐19 outbreak? What are best practices? Other thoughts
I am looking for studies related to modular distance learning. Specifically studies talking about teachers' attitude and practices in the conduct of modular distance learning.
The article appeared on the website of the Leibniz Association:
How can Artificial Intelligence be used in education? Daniele Di Mitri is working on this at the DIPF I Leibniz Institute for Research and Information in Education. An interview about distance learning, digital teaching beyond video conferences, and why we should not only use Artificial Intelligence to display suitable films or advertisements.
Read the interview here https://www.leibniz-gemeinschaft.de/en/about-us/whats-new/news/forschungsnachrichten-single/newsdetails/kuenstliche-intelligenz-fuettert-natuerliche-gehirne.html
Daniele Di Mitri is currently applying as an AI Newcomer 2021, called by the German Informatics Society. You can support his nomination here.
Since the start of 2020, the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) teachers have been forced to switch to online education. To do this, several platforms were used.
What are the best distance learning platforms ?
Do you plan to continue teaching remotely even after the Coronavirus (COVID-19) period ?
What are your recommendations based on your distance learning experiences ?
Due to the pandemic crisis, institutions opted for an unplanned online teaching for the safety of its students.
While some believe that emergency remote teaching is as effective as other types of online teaching, others argue that this unplanned procedure diminished the effectiveness of distance learning and would hardly lead to ultimate success.
Distance learning solutions-Learning in the Corona Age
Most governments around the world have temporarily closed educational institutions in an attempt to contain the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.
These nationwide closures are impacting almost 70% of the world’s student population. Several other countries have implemented localized closures impacting millions of additional learners.UNESCO is supporting countries in their efforts to mitigate the immediate impact of school closures, particularly for more vulnerable and disadvantaged ommunities, and to facilitate the continuity of education for all through remote learningaward smart school
External repositories of distance learning solutions
Brookings – A catalogue of nearly 3,000 learning innovations. Not all of them are distance learning solutions, but many of them offer digital education content. Common Sense Education – Tips and tools to support school closures and transitions to online and at-home learning. Common weatlh of Learning List of resources for policymakers, school and college administrators, teachers, parents and learners that will assist with student learning during the closure of educational institutions.
Education Nation – Nordic countries have opened up their learning solutions for the world for free, supporting teachers and learners during the school closures.
EdSurge – Community-driven list of edtech products, including many distance learning resources for students, teachers and schools, covering primary to post-secondary education levels.
European Commission Resources – A collection of online platforms for teachers and educators, available in 23 EU languages.
Global Business Coalition for Education – List of e-learning platforms, information sharing platform and communication platforms.
Keep Learning Going – Extensive collection free tools, strategies, tips and best practices for teaching online from a coalition of USA-based education organizations. Includes descriptions of over 600+ digital learning solutions.
Koulu.me – A collection of apps and pedagogical solutions curated by Finnish edtech companies to facilitate distance for pre-primary to upper secondary learners.
Organisation internationale de la Francophonie: Resources for primary and secondary school students and teachers for learning and teaching French.
UNEVOC Resources – Tools, guides, MOOCS and other resources collected by UNESCO’s International Centre for Technical and Vocational Education and Training for continued learning in the area of TVET.
UNHCR – An extensive list of over 600 distance learning solutions from the United Nations agency for refugees.
I am applying for full professor of ODL and coming from a conventional setting, I am not particularly sure about the roles and functions of a full professor in this territory.
Dear RG members,
In response to the ongoing outbreak of coronavirus, all face to face classes have been suspended. in this regard, how to keep students engaged in online learning? especially those who spend most of their time online.
According to Covid-19 crisis, a new culture in all fields are dominated. In education, there are many types of teaching (or instructional) strategies:
internet-based learning, online learning, open learning, distance learning, blended learning, electronic learning, computerized-based learning?
# From your point of view, are the previous strategies differ in concepts and procedures or they are only multiconcepts with the same definition?
## (optional item) which type of the previous strategies are applied in your university (college or school or company)??
I am doing a literature review regarding utilization of gifted strategies in a math class. Specifically, I am looking at how distance learning might impact math acceleration or math understanding for gifted students. What strategies with technology have you experienced with either negative or positive results?
If you have converted any teaching activities to distance learning because of the Coronavirus pandemic, please take a few minutes to complete this survey.
Please complete the survey now, so you don't forget. The survey is 15 questions (few are Likert scales), plus demographics.
The link to the survey is: https://forms.gle/mnUmQAuxzziSxJJN9
Please feel free to share this invitation with anyone you think may be interested in participating.
After the Covid-19 pandemic, has distance learning proven its ability in learning and improving learners performance as independen teaching method, or it is only an idea that is not widely applicable
Dear RG members,
As instructors ourselves, we come across some educational issues concerning the levels of the new students, particularly online ones. The question is: How to identify the level of fresh distance students?
We have conducted a manuscript to assess the Distant learning in Physical Therapy Education during the COVID-19 outbreak. The study design was cross-sectional study and was reported according STROBE statement.
The study evaluates the correlated factor and predictors for student satisfaction and quality of learning. The main outcome was Distance Education Learning Environments Survey (DELES).
We have submitted the manuscript for a number of Education journals. They rejected the manuscript because the STROBE design is not appropriate for education journals style.
Any suggested journals that are interest in physical therapy education or health education and follow the medical journals reporting guidelines?
Here in the Philippines, self-learning modules (SLMs) are being developed for the modular distance learning delivery among grade schoolers. SLMs have answer keys at the back portions for learners/parents to evaluate their answers right after each activity. How can we avoid academic dishonesty in this case?
Your ideas and suggestions are most welcome!
During the Corona outbreak, the integration of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has become a necessity, as ICT use in education is a systematic and structured process to improve its quality. However, as teachers ourselves, we do face some obstacles which differ from country to country, from culture to culture... Would you please mention some of these obstacles?
Dear RG Researchers,
I have just finished conducting a study on the adoption of online learning, and I have come up with barriers and obstacles which (some of them) contradict with those found in the previous empirical studies. The question here, do barriers to online learning differ from country to country? culture to culture? social class ........etc
my research is about relationship between resilience and academic stress during distance learning. I really apreciate if you answer my question. thanks before
Due to Covid-19 and social distance which causes closing universities and schools and making most of the lectures to be given online. I am thinking of the applications that computer vision can help to improve the e-learning experience for students. for example, handwriting recognition, students attendance, learning behaviour detection and etc. please advice on other applications, tools and techniques that can be investigated by the researchers in this area.
We have a number of negative by-sides effects of COVID however I am keen on making a stock take of the positive aspects. A few obvious are: distance - learning, working, digitalization and cooperation, but what you belief the COVID is going to change in your field? From the operational level, we need a way to index the positive effects.
We teachers must be very clear that pedagogical mediation must be based on precise and achievable learning objectives, and develop appropriate teaching strategies so that students can build on what they already know. It is also very important to take into account the applicability of scientific knowledge in our daily life, in industry, development of an environmental awareness in order to have a society with a better quality of life.
Which mode of teaching and learning achieves better results?
What are your experiences with different distance learning platforms?
Generally for remote working, which platform would you recommend?
The need and demand for online learning is on the rise, partially owing to political and healthcare related issues. Many online courses have been developed to provide interactive courses with user forums or social media discussions to support community interactions among students, professors, and teaching assistants (TAs). Some platforms also provide immediate feedback to quick quizzes, assignments etc.
As there is a multitude of courses offered by numerous education institutions, it is often difficult to select the best or the most appropriate.
I would like some feedback in this regards. Which courses have you taken? Which institution provided the course? Which platform was used? Were the learning out comes achieved? Is this method of teaching practical and viable? Any recommendations?
Thank you for your feedback,
In times of pandemic, distance learning has gained strength. What can teachers do to make distance classes more attractive to students?
Around the world, mainly smart working and home working represent two key responses that people and organizations prompted to give continuity to their services, while respecting social distancing. Among many jobs, teaching trusts on web platforms, but they are just means, though they offer some tools for engaging students, such as quiz apps, video recording, sharing files and channels for discussions.
Looking at educational issue, e-learning and distance learning are two differents contexts where teaching occurs. The first can be added to traditional education too, especially for training people in organizational contexts. Distance learning may work for teaching at the university, since students are skilled enough to be committed to understanding arguments and taking exams. However, interactions, labs, q&a sessions are challenging given the tendency of the means to be asynchronous.
Besides commenting my slides and journal articles, I mostly give them cases and papers to study at home, so to use their analysis as a base for discussion during the following lectures. Mainly, this can be done with master students. Also, some students, most of the time undergraduate, watch the recorded video of the lectures afterwards. No matter the content of the lecture, mainly watching videos and cutting the interactions, including taking notes, reduces the effectiveness of attending. This habit may be caused by a "youtube" alike interactions with everything is a video of a person speaking and commenting slides and by a inherent feature of the means itself. Platforms allows to "pause" attending (turning off mic and cam or the sound) due to an incoming email, a facebook message, a call and whatever is happening at home. Things that normally we completely "freeze" when attending classes, watching movies at the cinema and so on. In fact, attending requires a more focused and demanding engagement.
What I'm asking is the following.
How to increase interactions and effectiveness of distance education in the context of University, where the tradition is being physically present in the same room and the whole course is designed in that way? What kind of methodologies can be adopted to sustain interactions and discourage a "youtube" alike mindset.
As many HE institutions are switching to online distance learning; some in an abrupt manner, perceptions and/or attitudes of teachers/lecturers, students, administrators and technical staff vary across the board. Views and preferences on purely online, blended or hybrid learning are also changing amidst the crises; f-2-f is obviously out of the question.
with covid-19, a lot will change, including the education system. a question arises which concerns learning evaluation operations. your contributions will help improve our practices for better equity.
In light of the shift from traditional to e-learning, and in the light of your vast experiences. What types of tests are appropriate for distance learning?
Due to current situation (all over world) of CORONA it is very necessary to keep safe distance but academic activities are also important. Suggest innovative ways to help students (by distance learning) in such situation.
After a couple of exploratory studies conducted at Campus and National level (Italy) we have decided, as ASLERD (Association for Smart Learning Ecosystems and Regional Development), to launch a survey aimed at gathering current feelings and opinions on some aspects of the distance learning experience.
The survey Me and distance learning at Covid-19 time is intended for both Universities' teachers and students.
Here, below, the links to the two questionnaires
Me and the distance learning at Covid-19 time - University teacher questionnaire https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe_WwYAsp73IufAExjFmODwP_Za48sGmMeiAbZ-9c_MpnNpbg/viewform
Me and the distance learning at Covid-19 time - University student questionnaire https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSezQQnBJjRCubOJW1UWP857Luv4WNnTjGdlu9WzstnvIh3s9A/viewform
We do really appreciate if you could support the success of this initiative by filling the questionnaire yourself and by inviting your colleagues and students to do the same.
If you have shifted from teaching face-to-face to teach online, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we would appreciate your cooperation in filling-up this short survey:
Our goal is to examine online instructors' interest in data about learners' activity (by comparing face-to-face and online classes).
Thank you for your time and stay safe!
Dr. Maya Usher
Dr. Arnon Hershkovitz
Tel Aviv University's School of Education
Anyone has tried Telegram for distance learning?! Does it work?
I'm currently using Google Classroom but my students are complaining because they are new to it and they lack technical training. Distance learning is new in my setting and has been introduced to cope with these challenging times that you'll guys know.
I teach English literature for freshmen. Thanks for your suggestions!
Update: Data collection is closed and our manuscript has been published. Thank you to everyone who participated.
You can find it at:
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If you have converted any courses to distance learning because of the coronavirus pandemic, please take a few minutes to complete this survey. The researchers are asking higher education faculty of all disciplines around the world to address their experiences in changing their classes from face-to-face instruction to online or other kinds of distance learning.
Please complete the survey now, so you don't forget. The survey is 18 questions (most are Likert scales), plus demographics.
The link to the survey is: https://forms.gle/qX522tiJsPNbgsGF9
This survey is completely anonymous and will not collect any information that can identify you. All categories of higher education faculty are welcome to participate, including all full-time and adjunct faculty.
Most scholarly literature published so far about teaching during COVID-19 has been conceptual in nature, or case studies at a specific school or geographic region. The Researchers hope that this study will provide a broader context.
Please feel free to share this invitation with anyone you think may be interested in participating.
Thank you for your participation in this study.
(Time is of the essence because the journal we are submitting to needs our manuscript by the end of May 2020.)
I am conducting research into the transition from in-person to online "distance learning" around the world, specifically in higher education. I wanted to get a discussion going so we can see what other educators and institutions are doing to continue educating students during this transition.
Specifically, I am interested in seeing what parts of the distance-learning transition worked the best for you as educators and what parts of the transition were not the best and should be addressed in future policies.
Under the conditions of the Corona virus, most countries tended to use the method of distance education, using various methods, including: e-learning platforms, and social media. It is true that there are many challenges facing this type of education, including with regard to methods of student evaluation, since the traditional test may not work properly. In your opinion, what are the students’ assessment methods work best in the distance learning utilized under corona virus circumstances in most countries in all over the world ?
I need this information for my pilot study on designing a new MOOC interface. I will be grateful, if you could take a few seconds and help me out. Many thanks.
Have you ever used an intelligent tutor in your classroom? If yes, please share your experiences. How did you like it? How did your students like it? Do you think the students actually learned from this computer-based tutor? How do you know? If you have never used one, why? Please share your thoughts on what prevents you from using such a tutor. Do you think such a tutor will not provide learning? Do you find it hard to get free resources? Is it expensive for your institution? Interesting questions and I would appreciate a response from different countries in the world.
There was established special web portals containing videolectures at Institutes of Uzbekistan.
Due to the spread of coronavirus, many educational institutions are switching to online methods to teach courses. However, many of these courses were not originally designed to be given online and they need to be transformed somehow into online lectures. Providing resources such as notes and slides is not a problem. The problem is giving lectures and interacting with the students.
What tools are good for creating video lectures? And what tools are good for interactive lectures?
What techniques help to facilitate the online delivery due to sudden transformation?
Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Engineering - In the next month many professors are being challenged to move all classes online, including classes with Laboratory components. How do you teach someone to perform a titration experiment to determine solution pH over the internet? How do you have someone perform a 1-D collision experiment online? What about petri dish experiments on bacteria growth, or a Drosophila trait propagation breeding experiment?
An open forum such as this provides an opportunity for academics to share best practices for such a shift. It would be a terrible waste of resources for every professor, even every school, to try to develop a path forward in isolation. So what are some of the best ideas out there for distance learning with different laboratory classes? Are there resources readily available? Have there been case studies of this from which we all can learn?
(as a linear Q&A, this may not be the best format to capture and disseminate the information either, so pointers to better resources are also appreciated.)
Coronavirus Forces Many Countries to Choose: Stop Studying
Do you think distance learning is enough to cover the rest of studying?
What is your Suggestions and problems that face these countries?
What are the biggest challenges educations is facing now?
Can someone suggest a fully funded distance learning postgraduate diploma in computer science or related area? It would be a great help😊
Currently there is a trend to apply virtual methods, ICT based, to teaching in HE . Frequently professors face the situation, when they have been teaching in face-to-face modality and want/need to do the same, but in distance education, virtual modality. Do anybody have a practical experience, or knowing about a specific methodology for Computer Science courses?