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Strategies for virtual online student support in the first year economics unit during global Covid-19 pandemic

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posted on 03.09.2021, 03:55 by Anita MedhekarAnita Medhekar, Sreeparna SahaSreeparna Saha
Online internet-based education and virtual teaching and learning have been forced upon the world due to coronavirus global pandemic healthcare crisis. Various internet and communication technology-assisted virtual delivery platforms are used, such as Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Google Hangouts, Skype, etc., to conduct lectures, tutorials, workshops, and provide online support to students. The main objective of this chapter is to reflect and compare the teaching and learning strategies in normal situation in contrast with the practice during COVID-19 environment. The chapter formalises an analysis of the challenges faced by lecturers in teaching and delivering first-year economics unit to the students, at the two institutions, and its impact on their learning of the economics core unit offered at the undergraduate Bachelor of Business program. KEY WORDS: COVID-19 pandemic, student support, economics, Virtual online e-learning, Zoom, teaching, innovation, inclusive

History

Editor

Herron JD; Douglas T

Start Page

28

End Page

47

Number of Pages

20

ISBN-10

1799870006

ISBN-13

9781799870005

Publisher

IGI Global

Place of Publication

Hershey, PA

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Scotts College Perth

Author Research Institute

Centre for Regional Economics and Supply Chain (RESC)

Era Eligible

Yes

Chapter Number

3

Edition

1st

Parent Title

Strategies for student support during a global crisis