Special Issue "Innovative Strategies to Address Challenges of Online Teaching and Learning"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 September 2023) | Viewed by 11545
Interests: technology integration; digital citizenship; teacher technology preparation; social-cultural and psychological impact of technology
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Interests: Dr. Hall’s research interests include the preparation of teachers for blended and online learning environments, technology integration to meet the needs of diverse learners, and the integration of robotics and computational thinking with young children.
Online teaching and learning bring new and unprecedented opportunities and possibilities to education at all levels, and at the same time, present various challenges. Some of the challenges are shared with traditional face-to-face settings, and some are unique to the online setting. For example, teachers may face challenges with identifying, selecting, and applying effective instructional strategies and appropriate technology needed in the design and development of a supportive learning environment as well as in the instructional process. Students may struggle with issues such as a lack of self-regulation skills, low engagement, and the need for social, mental, and psychological support during the learning process. Online teaching and learning are physically situated in the home and community environments. The resources and support available, or a lack thereof, in the learner’s local environment play a critical role in the learning process. The fast-changing technology landscape presents another layer of complexity. Online teaching and learning, with the potential to bridge the digital divide, may also create further inequality among learners from disadvantaged backgrounds.
This Special Issue aims to contribute to the literature by focusing on innovative strategies and practices to address these challenges. Specifically, this Special Issue calls for papers that investigate effective strategies for successful online teaching and learning, including original research endeavors that apply cutting-edge research advances in learning theories, incorporate pioneering instructional strategies, or integrate emerging technologies to resolve educational problems in online settings, and research that adopts innovative perspectives to examine the complexity of online teaching and learning. Rigorous empirical studies are preferred, and we also welcome systematic reviews.
Dr. Jing Lei
Dr. Jacob A. Hall
Dr. Qiu Wang
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- online teaching and learning
- pedagogical advances
- innovative strategies
- emerging technology