COVID-19 and E-learning: challenges for Russian professors

Darya Rozhkova, Nadezhda Rozhkova

Cite: Rozhkova D., Rozhkova N. COVID-19 and E-learning: challenges for Russian professors. Journal of Digital Art & Humanities, Vol.1, Iss.2, pp. 34-41. 2020.

Abstract. In recent years, the term E-learning has become widespread, meaning the process of learning in electronic form via the Internet or Intranet using learning management systems. We analyzed practical instruments that have been used in e-learning in Russia during the pandemic crisis of COVID-19 and students’ reaction. It is emphasized that the e-learning was obligatory for the introduction, which means that the professors and students mostly were not ready for such a decision. Both students and professors had to adapt to the new environment, find new ways of interaction and collaboration. Based on challenges, student’s attitude and perception of the e-learning process, we have shown findings of e-learning barrier factors (including personal perception and language skills). We have provided some practical ways to overcome barrier factors.

Keywords: e-Learning concept, distance learning, COVID-19.


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Published online 30.12.2020