Title : Online learning: Implications for developing nation academics resulting from COVID-19

Authors : Jashim Uddin Ahmed, Quazi Tafsirul Islam, Niza Talukder

Abstract : The global effort to social distancing in order to curb the spread of COVID-19 has resulted in significant changes in our way of life. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced considerable changes in academia, corporate, and healthcare sector in the span of a few months than any time in the recent past. The chapter examines the possible changes caused by the COVID-19 pandemic in academia as a mode of education shifts from offline to online and virtual classes. Although online or remote lecturing is not a new concept in academia, however, there has always been a societal stigma surrounding online education everywhere. The chapter focuses on the change to this cultural perception about online classes as COVID-19 forced societies, employers, students, and universities to rapidly adopt online education as an acceptable and regular mode of education. This will have immense implications on the academic professionals as online lecturing exposed academics to newer sets of challenges and opportunities as they go about accepting and adapting to the new way of academia. However, online education is going to become a new normal in the post-pandemic society. This changing perception caused by the paradigm shift in education is going to have a direct impact on academic professionals as they explore the unknown challenges and endless opportunities associated with online education.

Journal : Volume : Year : 2021 Issue :
Pages : 195-207 City : Delhi Edition : 1 Editors : Ajoy Kumar Dey
Publisher : Bloomsbury India ISBN : Book : The New Normal: Reinventing Professional Life and Familial Bonding in the Post COVID-19 Era Chapter : Online learning: Implications for developing nation academics resulting from COVID-19
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