Pedagogical Considerations of E-Learning in Education for Development in the Face of COVID-19

Patricia Ananga
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Abstract


Education undergoes changes in globalization which makes it necessary to link people's lives towards development through teaching and learning. This paper explores the pedagogical issues of e-learning in education for development. With the growth of technologies and the fast pace at which Internet usage is spreading worldwide, there is a change in education demand and supply. Demographic changes resulting in increased populations in some contexts pose challenges for Higher Education (HE) regarding the demand for and supply of education especially amidst the global challenge of COVID-19. HE institutions are exploring and adopting instructional modes to manage the changing demands of education as they deal with various challenges especially, with COVID-19. E-learning is one of such modes. This study reviewed literature on the concept pedagogy, the concept of e-learning, theories of learning and their implications to e-learning, contributions of e-learning in education and a discussion around them. It revealed that the contribution of e-learning is a spotlight on learners' needs as they are the focus of all educational processes. The review finally concludes that e-learning should become an option for higher education delivery and recommended the need for instructors to be committed and motivated for effective instructional delivery.


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Pedagogical considerations, e-learning, Theories of learning, Technology, Synchronous, Asynchronous

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Ananga, P. (2020). Pedagogical considerations of e-learning in education for development in the face of COVID-19. International Journal of Technology in Education and Science (IJTES), 4(4), 310-321.




DOI: https://doi.org/10.46328/ijtes.v4i4.123

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