Present and Future Effects of Coronavirus Pandemic on Hİgher Education, Euromentor Journal studies about education

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Nıcolaescu C. M.

EUROMENTOR, vol.13, no.2, pp.82-93, 2022 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 13 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Journal Name: EUROMENTOR
  • Journal Indexes: EBSCO Education Source
  • Page Numbers: pp.82-93
  • Yozgat Bozok University Affiliated: Yes


Keywords: COVID-19; pandemic; recovery; planning; higher education;

Summary/Abstract: The COVID-19 has left us with a disrupted education system that needs. This pandemic caused an unprecedented situation, and one of the most affected areas was education and training, when educational institutions have had to close their doors, exams have been cancelled, and millions of students have been forced to go through online or distance learning. The measures on long term for the recovery of the learning process when returning to normality envisage a system of operation for the improvement of policies in this area, with their immediate and effective implementation in order to create a resilient education system at the national and international level. This paper investigates the present and future effects of Coronavirus pandemic on higher education by analysing the current situation after closing a difficult time of distant, online and hybrid teaching as well as the prospects of the learning system reconstruction and development in the future. Even though the short, medium and long term objectives of such process may differ from country to country, the principles of planning and organizing it are presumed to be general and feasible for all universities. Although crisis situations are hard to predict, a general prevention plan and more flexible study programs are envisaged for a faster and better adjustment to unexpected events in all aspects of life. Resilience in the education system not only will mitigate the adverse effects of pandemic like hinders in institutional instruction, but will ensure a renewal of the old ways and out-dated methodologies towards digital technology, psychological comfort, social change and welfare.