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  1. Apr 2021
    1. Lancaster lecturer Dr Catherine Easton says students must develop an ability to analyse the nature of the source material within Wikipedia, adding that the educator should ensure there is "a strong, continuing focus on the need to support academic work with references to acceptable scholarly sources".

      Teaching how to evaluate online content for reliability is a much more valuable research tool in the long run and what sustainable learning is all about - teaching skills which can be used in the future to generate more learning.

    1. Table ( 4 ) different reasons for the failure of e-learning

      Useful table of barriers to e-learning and relevant studies associated.

    2. Instruments included a teachers' reflection survey and astudents' reflection survey. They were used to determine the perception of the respondents. Findings showed general agreement among teachers and students on using e-learning during and after the lockdown phase, despite some challenges.

      This study used a survey to gauge teachers perception on e-learning/online learning during and after COVID-19.

    1. Objectives1.To reveal the various forms of online teaching-learning modes adopted during COVID-19 pandemic.2.To study the perceptions of teachers and students on online teaching-learning during COVID-19 pandemic.3.To examine the challenges faced by the teachers and students in adapting to the online teaching-learning process during COVID-19 pandemic.

      Objectives for this study particular interesting, especially objectives number 2 and 3; perceptions of teachers and challenges faced by teachers with online teaching.

    1. The pandemic is accelerating digital transformation. Respondents reported signals of digital transformation across their institutions. EDUCAUSE has described the culture, workforce, and technology shifts that accompany digital transformation (Dx),3 and those shifts are occurring rapidly in reaction to the massive changes that colleges and universities are being forced to make.

      Evidence gathered from respondents. This is the assumption but it good to have it confirmed through comment and recorded.

    1. However, our work has been modified. The computer has become a key classroom object as we encourage students to continue working on CREA in order to avoid the exchange of materials such as sheets of paper. Our lessons have become more technological, but it has been proved that teachers have a crucial role at school.

      Ongoing effects of the forced use of technology through lockdowns.

    2. However, I feel my school, in some ways, is still being reactive rather than proactive, which is hindering teachers in the classroom and online. Whether we ever return to the traditional norms of teaching, or not, I am better equipped as an individual and as a teacher to face the challenges ahead

      Wider observation about the institutions changes, and commentary about the extended future and the longevity of the changes.

    3. The COVID-19situation has forced each and every one of us along a new learning curve. I have learned to shed the traditional approach to teaching, whatmight in some ways have been blindly accepted as the old norm. My own thought processes have become broader and more flexible, in taking the “not a problem just another challenge”approach, I am evolving along with the teaching profession.

      Personal growth through forced change. Changing ideas in learning and teaching approaches.

    4. I also have to give time to consider how I physically address students. It is easy to forget that there is noeye-to-eye contact with the remote students,

      Taking into consideration physical teaching challenges, when creating an inclusive environment through body language/ normal means is no longer possible.

  2. Mar 2021
  3. www.literacyworldwide.org www.literacyworldwide.org
    1. Although Wikipedia is not a scholarly source, it is usually a good enough first stop to learn about something. However, students need to know how it is updated. They need to recognize that there are back-channel discussions about what ends up appearing on the site. These discussions can be fraught with power dynamics, resulting in controversial issues appearing unbalanced as more powerful authors block alternative viewpoints.

      Knowing that a source is not infallible is one one thing, but it it is useful to be reminded of the deliberate (for what ever reason) skewing of information. A healthy dose of cynicism is required!

    2. Digital skills focus on what and how. Digital literacy focuses on why, when, who, and for whom.

      Great, succinct definitions of digital skills and digital literacies. Good way to introduce the ideas as well, as this is easy to remember and can be built on.