The Covid-19 pandemic has disrupted academic institutions around the world. The closure of higher education institutions was necessary to reduce the spread of the virus. To ensure academic continuity despite mandates to stay home, schools switched from traditional face-to-face classes to fully online learning. In Malaysia this was known as the Movement Control Order (MCO). In this episode, Dr. Su Luan Wong talks about the lived experiences of students from a university in Malaysia as they learn from home during the pandemic. She shares about how students coped and the advantages and challenges of the online learning setup. She ends with some lessons from the Covid experience that academic institutions can take as they slow transition back to onsite learning.
Here is the link on our APSCE Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VPaOdyd7t20
Dr. Su Luan Wong is a Professor at the Faculty of Educational Studies, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM). She has extensive teaching experience in educational technology, teacher education and teaching methods. She is an active and passionate researcher and has published in more than 200 scholarly papers with a special focus on teaching and learning in ICT. She served as the Principal Associate Editor of the Asia-Pacific Educational Researcher Journal and the Associate Editor of the Research and Practice in Technology Enhanced Learning for about 8 years. She was the former President of the Asia Pacific Society for Computers in Education.
Technology-Enhanced Learning is a joint production of the Ateneo Laboratory for the Learning Sciences and the Asia Pacific Society for Computers in Education.
Host: Dr. Maria Mercedes T. Rodrigo
Video Production Lead: Mr. Jonathan Casano, MS
Video Production Assistant: Dr. Jenilyn L. Agapito
2:00 Context of Malaysia during the height of the pandemic
4:59 Traditional VS alternative assessments
6:30 Advantages of online learning
9:39 Challenges of online learning
13:21 Concepts to apply when returning to face-to-face mode of teaching
16:17 For researchers (Open questions related to Covid-19 research and Advice)
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