The Experience of Remote Instruction in Conditions Of The COVID-19 Pandemic

Proceedings of The 6th International Conference on Research in Education

Year: 2023



The Experience of Remote Instruction in Conditions Of The COVID-19 Pandemic

Dr. Naum Gregory Katz




With the start of the Covid-19 Pandemic, the world’s universities rapidly began to reorient the entire system of education and move students out of the auditorium and into virtual instruction.  Before this, universities and their faculties did not have the experience that would enable them to employ all the creative potential, the pedagogical and collective wisdom, of the latest achievements of electronic technology to effectively solve in the shortest possible time the challenge of a mass transfer to new forms of instruction.  Of course, before the pandemic it was difficult even to imagine the role that technology might play in the sphere of education.  This article outlines the inter-cultural aspect of on-line instruction and teaching, and in this connection addresses the role of art, in all its forms, as a sort of “window” that aids students to communicate with one another, to study together, and better understand their peers who live in other countries of the world.  Practice has shown that another important aspect of virtual instruction is caring for the physiological and psychological health of students and teachers. The author of the present article not only details his experience of the shift to “E-Learning,” but uses recent published research and periodical literature to illuminate the experience of this work in other universities of the world.  He makes proposals and offers prognoses about both the paths of development, and the role of this education in the system of university instruction for the foreseeable future.  He emphasizes that the novelty of virtual instruction stimulated by the Covid-19 pandemic strongly demands further research in order to develop a theoretical base for instruction and to improve the daily practice of on-line teaching.

keywords: Covid-19 pandemic, “E-Learning,” virtual instruction, inter-cultural on-line exchange