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Zulu, Free-Queen Bongiwe – Perspectives in Education, 2022
COVID-19 forced academics to transition from face-to-face to remote teaching using various online platforms. This article focuses on my experiences of teaching a research module during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. The social, cognitive and teaching presences from the Community of Inquiry Framework for a successful higher education experience was…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Educational Change, Distance Education
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Swartz, Bronwyn Claudia; Valentine, Lucrecia Zinobia; Jaftha, Desiree Virginia – Perspectives in Education, 2022
The COVID19 pandemic thrust emergency remote teaching (ERT) into the global spotlight and thereby undeniably changed aspects of the higher education (HE) landscape. For a developing country such as South Africa (SA), the use of the mobile instant messaging (MIM) application (app) called Telegram represents a practicable solution to overcome…
Descriptors: Student Participation, Web Based Instruction, Computer Mediated Communication, Handheld Devices
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Aluko, Ruth; Krull, Greg; Mhlanga, Ephraim – Perspectives in Education, 2022
The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has brought the attention of distance education issues to the fore in a way not seen before. All forms of educational provision and sectors were affected by the pandemic. The aim of this conceptual leading article is to highlight three pertinent issues that need to be taken into account in Open, Distance and…
Descriptors: Open Education, Distance Education, Electronic Learning, Training
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Ferreira-Meyers, Karen – Perspectives in Education, 2022
Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, higher education institutions have been concerned about their Master and doctoral students, in particular how and when they would be able to continue and complete their research activities and dissertations. Scholars have noted the potential deterioration in the quality of research projects for a variety…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Doctoral Students, Supervision, COVID-19
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Phejane, Mojaesi Violet – Perspectives in Education, 2022
This article aims to explore and analyse the challenges and experiences of students in internal medicine and anaesthesiology regarding emergency remote teaching and learning during the coronavirus pandemic. South African universities have been forced to move from face-to-face to online learning (e-learning) due to the coronavirus pandemic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Online Courses, COVID-19, Pandemics
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de Klerk, Edwin Darrell; Palmer, June Monica – Perspectives in Education, 2022
Technology-based platforms in higher education institutions (HEIs), including online learning, require innovative approaches to ensure inclusive and transformative educational spaces for students living with disabilities. Achieving social equality, technology access and inclusion may contribute to ensuring a seamless instructional design for…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Students with Disabilities, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Durandt, Rina; Herbst, Sheldon; Seloane, Majane – Perspectives in Education, 2022
This article reports on the empirical results and practical aspects concerning the teaching and learning of first-year engineering mathematics at a distance. The investigation over two consecutive years (2020 and 2021) is meant to yield prospects and contribute to the development of suitable pedagogies for online mathematics teaching and learning…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Engineering Education, Mathematics Education, Distance Education
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Omidire, Margaret Funke; Aluko, Folake Ruth – Perspectives in Education, 2022
Prior to the occurrence of the global COVID-19 pandemic, some African higher education institutions had already adopted a hybrid-mode for all their programmes, including distance education. Policies and strategies were put in place to improve the practices, skills and competencies of staff and students. However, the closure of education…
Descriptors: Readiness, Electronic Learning, School Policy, Educational Policy
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Jojo, Zingiswa – Perspectives in Education, 2022
Isolation, lack of connection and/or belonging, difficulty maintaining engagement and motivation for learning are common complaints for students separated from teaching and support staff in distance education. Using a mixed-methods approach, this article utilises dimensions of student engagement: cognitive, emotional and social behaviour to argue…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Graduate Students, Teacher Education Programs, Learner Engagement
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Themane, Mahlapahlapana Johannes; Mabasa, Layane Thomas – Perspectives in Education, 2022
The quest for access to higher education has increased rapidly in the past 25 years of democracy in South Africa. However, this increase has not been matched by student academic success. This lack of success may even be worse with the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic has given rise to challenges that have affected student learning,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, COVID-19, Pandemics, Access to Education
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Stott, Angela – Perspectives in Education, 2022
In the developing world numerous barriers hinder teachers' uptake of the pedagogical and technological skills needed to teach online. This study sought to contribute to an understanding of effective programme design for developing such skills in such contexts by exploring the engagement of a cohort of South African teachers (n=97 initially,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Developing Nations, Technological Literacy, Electronic Learning
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Sango, Tatiana; Prince, Robert; Steyn, Sanet; Mudavanhu, Precious – Perspectives in Education, 2022
Owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, paper-based delivery of the National Benchmark Tests (NBTs) was not possible during the 2020 testing cycle. The NBTs, being a large-scale national assessment project, did not have alternative options, other than to offer the tests online. Moving these high-stakes tests online meant that certain considerations had to…
Descriptors: High Stakes Tests, Computer Assisted Testing, National Competency Tests, Benchmarking
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Aina, Adebunmi Yetunde; Ogegbo, Ayodele Abosede – Perspectives in Education, 2022
The growing utilisation of digital technologies in today's complex and fast-changing world has taken the reality of education beyond the physical classroom. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has forced many educational institutions to make hasty and unprecedented decisions as they switched to the virtual classroom. This study explores teachers'…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Technical Institutes, Vocational Education Teachers, Virtual Classrooms
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van den Berg, Geesje; Mudau, Patience Kelebogile – Perspectives in Education, 2022
The purpose of this research was to identify students' views on the use of WhatsApp in an online postgraduate course at a South African Open Distance eLearning institution during the COVID-19 pandemic. During this time, lecturers and students relied on their mobile devices to communicate using different tools, including WhatsApp. Although it is a…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Student Attitudes, Computer Mediated Communication, COVID-19
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Singh, Upasana G.; Watson, Rashmi; Nair, Chenicheri Sid – Perspectives in Education, 2022
The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted higher education across the globe, in particular the shift from face-to-face teaching and assessment, as well as interaction with students. In 2020, an online survey was distributed to African and Australian higher education academics to gather insights into academics' transformation of educational practices…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Higher Education, Foreign Countries
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