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Useh, Ushotanefe – Higher Education for the Future, 2021
Purpose and Significance: Education is regarded as the key to economic development, and COVID-19 has provided all universities the unique opportunity to urgently address their fitness for purpose. Universities can play a significant role in contributing to a more sustainable world by mainstreaming Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, COVID-19, Pandemics, Graduate Students
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Rahman, Afzalur – Higher Education for the Future, 2021
The COVID-19 episode has left the institutions worldwide, which were earlier reluctant to change their traditional pedagogical approaches, with no choice than an emergency shift to virtual learning, creating several arguments associated with digital infrastructure, digital divide, digital literacy, technical and pedagogic skills of teachers,…
Descriptors: Student Experience, Instructional Effectiveness, COVID-19, Pandemics
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Kapilan, N.; Vidhya, P.; Gao, Xiao-Zhi – Higher Education for the Future, 2021
The engineering students understand the engineering concepts effectively when they conduct the experiments in the laboratory. Hence, laboratory is as important as theory; however, the ill-equipped laboratory facilities affect the students' learnability. The virtual laboratories may help the students overcome the problems faced by them in the…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Computer Simulation, Laboratories, COVID-19
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Pokhrel, Sumitra; Chhetri, Roshan – Higher Education for the Future, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has created the largest disruption of education systems in human history, affecting nearly 1.6 billion learners in more than 200 countries. Closures of schools, institutions and other learning spaces have impacted more than 94% of the world's student population. This has brought far-reaching changes in all aspects of our…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, School Closing, Distance Education
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Kummitha, Harshavardhan Reddy; Kolloju, Naveen; Chittoor, Prakash; Madepalli, Venkatesh – Higher Education for the Future, 2021
In response to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, most of the higher education institutions (HEIs) across the globe have replaced conventional teaching with online teaching. However, the technological preparedness of countries of varied nature differs significantly. In this context, the purpose of the study is to answer the…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Higher Education, School Closing
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Ntshwarang, Poloko N.; Malinga, Tumani; Losike-Sedimo, Nonofo – Higher Education for the Future, 2021
Information communications technology (ICT) is currently a highly sought component of every higher learning institutions, especially universities and colleges gravitate towards eLearning mode of instruction and knowledge acquisition. eLearning encompass multiple technology and Internet-based learning platforms that requires computer literacy from…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, COVID-19, Pandemics, Electronic Learning
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Ashour, Sanaa; El-Refae, Ghaleb A.; Zaitoun, Eman A. – Higher Education for the Future, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has presented an opportunity to rethink higher education. This study focused on analysing experiences from three higher education institutions (HEIs) in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) since the onset of the crisis and explored how university leaders and professors in these institutions imagine post-COVID-19 higher education.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, COVID-19, Pandemics, Higher Education