Micro eLearning Open Seminars on “School Based Distance Education” to Support K12 Teachers during the COVID-19 Pandemic of 2020

Volume 8, Issue 5, October 2023     |     PP. 219-234      |     PDF (562 K)    |     Pub. Date: September 18, 2023
DOI: 10.54647/education880457    78 Downloads     98405 Views  

Author(s)

Panagiotes Anastasiades, Department of Education, University of Crete, elearning Lab, Rethymno, Greece
Konstantinos Kotsidis, Department of Education, University of Crete, elearning Lab, Rethymno, Greece
Christos Synnefakis, Department of Education, University of Crete, elearning Lab, Rethymno, Greece
Alexia Spanoudaki, Department of Education, University of Crete, elearning Lab, Rethymno, Greece

Abstract
The emergence of the COVID-19 Pandemic in Greece resulted in the suspension of all schools both in spring (March-May) and in winter (November-December) in 2020. Teachers of all levels of education (165,000), were called upon to respond to the Emergency Remote Teaching needs of students in a short period of time. During the period March-December 2020, the Laboratory of Advanced Learning Technologies in Lifelong and Distance Learning (e-Learning Lab) of the University of Crete using its own resources tried to contribute to the support of teachers in their effort to meet the challenges of distance education as a result of the suspension of schools. In the above context, fast-track distance seminars were designed and implemented in order to support teachers in dealing with issues related to the pedagogical dimension of Distance Education. During the period March-December 2020, 23 distance training seminars were held (Micro eLearning Open Seminars) in which more than 50,000 teachers of Primary and Secondary Education from all over Greece participated. A first comprehensive presentation of the training activities is attempted in this paper.

Keywords
Micro eLearning, Microlearning, Distance Learning, eLearning, K12 teachers professional Development, Covid -19

Cite this paper
Panagiotes Anastasiades, Konstantinos Kotsidis, Christos Synnefakis, Alexia Spanoudaki, Micro eLearning Open Seminars on “School Based Distance Education” to Support K12 Teachers during the COVID-19 Pandemic of 2020 , SCIREA Journal of Education. Volume 8, Issue 5, October 2023 | PP. 219-234. 10.54647/education880457

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