Handbook of Research on Lessons Learned From Transitioning to Virtual Classrooms During a Pandemic

Handbook of Research on Lessons Learned From Transitioning to Virtual Classrooms During a Pandemic

Amy W. Thornburg (Queens University of Charlotte, USA), Rob J. Ceglie (Queens University of Charlotte, USA) and Dixie F. Abernathy (Queens University of Charlotte, USA)
ISBN13: 9781799865575|ISBN10: 1799865576|EISBN13: 9781799865582|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-6557-5


Online instruction is rapidly expanding the way administrators and educators think about and plan instruction. In addition, due to a pandemic, online instructional practices and learning in a virtual environment are being implemented with very little training or support. Educators are learning new tools and strategies at a quick pace, and often times on their own, even through resistance. It is important to explore lessons learned through the pandemic but also of importance is sharing the virtual classroom options and instruction that align to best practices when transitioning to online instruction. Sharing these will allow educators to understand and learn that virtual instruction can benefit all even when not used out of need and can enhance face-to-face courses in many ways.

This book will be an important and impactful contribution to those interested in the lessons learned throughout the pandemic, what programs and tools were found to be the most impactful and useful, and how to effectively embed virtual teaching into face to face teaching. Lessons will be shared from administrators, teachers, student teachers, college students in education programs, p-12 students, and parents. This book will include topics focused on the frustrations faced during the transitions, lessons learned from a variety of viewpoints, resources found and used to support instruction, online learner perspectives and thoughts, online course content, and best practices in transitioning to online instruction. With difficult choices to be made and implemented, this topic and collection of writings will demonstrate the learning curve in a state of survival and also lessons and resources learned that will be useful when moving back to face-to-face instruction as a tool to continue to use. The book aims to provide direction for future disruptions to traditional school learning, which are inevitable.

This book will be written for anyone interested in developing content to teach on-line or anyone who is interested in teaching in a virtual or on-line setting. It is for educators in K-12 schools, colleges or company settings.

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