Challenges and Opportunities of Online Learning


Series: Education in a Competitive and Globalizing World

BISAC: EDU000000

The COVID-19 pandemic has sent students and teachers home, and during the last several months they have learned to study and teach online. Hence, e-learning has become a hot issue and provides the theme for this book entitled Challenges and Opportunities of Online Learning. The aim of this book is to link theoretical approaches with practical experiences and inspire teachers, students, and researchers in the field of e-learning in higher education. By reading this book, teachers in higher education may learn lessons from colleagues’ experience that may enable them to dare trying out new ways of e-learning. This book includes contributions from four continents – the USA, South America, Africa and Europe – and the authors detail technical considerations as well as provide the different perspectives on e-learning of faculty, teachers, and students.

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Table of Contents


Part I: The Faculty’s Perspective
Chapter 1: Leadership Challenges in Implementing ICT in Teaching and Education: A Case Study from a Danish University College
(Anders Sandborg Nielsen)

Chapter 2. Transforming Education: Digital Learning, PBL and Participatory Methods
(Geoffrey Olok Tabo, Lone Dirckinck-Holmfeld, Judith Awacorach, Ann Bygholm, Iben Jensen, Inger Lassen and David Ross Olanya – Department of Computer Science, Gulu University, Gulu, Uganda, et al.)

Part II: The Teachers’ Perspective

Chapter 3. The Online Teacher is a Learner
(Ditte Kolbaek, PhD – Independent Researcher, Former Aalborg University, Copenhagen, Denmark)

Chapter 4. Experiencing What Students Experience: The Importance of Matching Professional Development to the Intended Mode of Instruction
(Shelli Wynants and Jessica Dennis, PhD – Department of Online Education and Training, California State University, Fullerton, CA, US)

Chapter 5. Online Teaching as a Working Practice
(Ditte Kolbaek, PhD – Independent researcher, Former Aalborg University, Copenhagen, Denmark)

Part III: The Students’ Perspective

Chapter 6. Digital Capabilities, Study Practices and Covid-19 Pandemic: A Case Study of Veterinary and Psychology Undergraduate Students in the UK
(Tünde Varga-Atkins, Maria Limniou, Caroline Hands, Zeeshan Durrani and Denis Duret – Centre for Innovation in Education, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK, et al.)

Part IV: Emerging Technologies

Chapter 7. A Review of 20 Years of Adaptive E-Learning
(Luis Alfaro, Claudia Rivera, Jorge Luna-Urquizo, Elisa Castañeda, Jesús Zuñiga Cueva, María Rivera-Chavez and Francisco Fialho – Faculty of Production and Service Engineering, Universidad Nacional de San Agustín, Arequipa, Perú, et al.)


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