Proceedings of the International Conference on Economics, Law and Education Research (ELER 2021)

Distance Education and Education Quality at HEIs in Ukraine During Covid-19

Authors
Tamara Bondar, Olena Varava
Corresponding Author
Tamara Bondar
Available Online 22 March 2021.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/aebmr.k.210320.040How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Online teaching and learning, Teaching staff members, ICT infrastructure, Workload, Student-teacher ratio, Quantitative-focused study, Closed-ended questionnaire
Abstract

The article addresses the issue of the quality education provided by the teaching staff members at higher education institutions (HEIs) in Ukraine during the COVID 19 lockdown. It is a comparative study based on the survey conducted by the State Service for the Quality of Education in Ukraine that explained how HEIs transitioned to online teaching and learning in the spring semester of 2020. This study is a follow up, conducted in January 2021 to continue investigating trends and developments that characterized the autumn semester of 2020. The findings prove that although teaching staff members are emotionally challenged by the lack of technological skills and technology to teach online, the need to spend much time to develop online resources, about 92 % of the faculty provided quality online teaching in the autumn semester of 2020. This was possible due to the organized HEIs management strategies that enhanced the transition to online teaching and learning as well as HEIs faculty professional attitude and motivation to overcome challenges that HEIs in Ukraine are currently facing. It is also concluded that HEIs need to reconsider approaches to allocate workload so that faculty could have more time for professional and personal development as well as be able to provide every student with individualized teaching. These factors are likely to become critical for enhancing quality education in Ukraine.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the International Conference on Economics, Law and Education Research (ELER 2021)
Series
Advances in Economics, Business and Management Research
Publication Date
22 March 2021
ISBN
978-94-6239-355-4
ISSN
2352-5428
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/aebmr.k.210320.040How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2021, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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