Providing distance education during the war: the experience of Ukraine

- Londar, Lidia (orcid.org/0000-0002-0873-5664) and Pietsch, Marcus (orcid.org/0000-0002-9836-6793) (2023) Providing distance education during the war: the experience of Ukraine Information Technologies and Learning Tools, 6 (98). pp. 31-51. ISSN 2076-8184

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Abstract

The sphere of education is multidimensional, it forms economic, political, and cultural impacts on society. Interruption (or complete stoppage) of the educational process in emergency situations caused by natural disasters, epidemics, and man-made disasters, results in extremely negative social consequences for society. The most negative impact on education occurs in the context of the war, as students are deprived of opportunities to learn. Destroyed schools and forced displacement can result in students no longer being able to learn in their typical learning environments. Even for students who are not affected by flight and displacement, learning opportunities in war zones can be limited because of newly dangerous circumstances. In such cases, distance education can offer students the opportunity to use distance learning technologies even under extremely difficult and challenging conditions and, in this way, contribute to a stable learning environment for students in times of war. However, little is known about distance education, the conditions for ensuring the continuity of the learning process during wartime, and how educational systems can be prepared to provide distance learning opportunities in such adverse conditions. Therefore, we explore how Ukraine is using distance education during the Russian war against Ukraine, in particular, by introducing IT innovations in distance learning. We also analyze the impact of digital technologies and educational IT infrastructure on the viability of the educational process under unfavorable social conditions. In addition, by constructing an educational regression model, we investigate various factors that may have influenced students’ achievement before the war (e.g., the availability of computers for students and teachers, schools’ access to high-speed internet, etc.), and identify the relationships between these factors. Our findings provide the first insights into the social implications and how countries can prepare to create distance-learning opportunities for their students during wartime and highlight the relevance of IT infrastructure in this context.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: innovations in distance education; distance learning technologies; educational IT infrastructure; educational model construction; analysis of education under social emergencies; social implications.
Subjects: Science and knowledge. Organization. Computer science. Information. Documentation. Librarianship. Institutions. Publications > 00 Prolegomena. Fundamentals of knowledge and culture. Propaedeutics > 004 Computer science and technology. Computing. Data processing > 004.01/.08 Special auxiliary numbers for computing > 004.01 Documentation
Science and knowledge. Organization. Computer science. Information. Documentation. Librarianship. Institutions. Publications > 00 Prolegomena. Fundamentals of knowledge and culture. Propaedeutics > 004 Computer science and technology. Computing. Data processing > 004.9 ІКТ ( Application-oriented computer-based techniques )
Science and knowledge. Organization. Computer science. Information. Documentation. Librarianship. Institutions. Publications > 3 Social Sciences > 37 Education > 37.01/.09 Special auxiliary table for theory, principles, methods and organization of education > 37.09 Organization of instruction
Science and knowledge. Organization. Computer science. Information. Documentation. Librarianship. Institutions. Publications > 3 Social Sciences > 37 Education > 373 Kinds of school providing general education
Divisions: Institute for Digitalisation of Education > Generic resouse
Depositing User: Алла 1 Алла Почтарьова
Date Deposited: 06 May 2024 09:29
Last Modified: 06 May 2024 09:29
URI: https://lib.iitta.gov.ua/id/eprint/740670

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