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Towards a new normalcy: Faculty responses to distance education in Italy and the USA
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, , University of Padova, Italy ; , , University of North Texas, United States

EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Online ISBN 978-1-939797-65-0 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC

Abstract

In an international study conducted between July and November 2021, 47 higher education faculty in Italy and the USA answered a survey on distance teaching during the COVID-19 pandemic. Both contexts revealed many similarities regarding perceptions of institutional support and training for distance education (DE), despite differences in experiences with DE's opportunities and challenges. Americans reported being more comfortable with DE, whereas faculty in Italy expressed greater awareness of the barriers associated with DE practices. Both groups emphasized the value of professional development, although issues were identified regarding the efficacy of institutionally-issued professional training. Possible reasons for these similarities and differences are discussed.

Citation

Trevisan, O., De Rossi, M., Christensen, R. & Knezek, G. (2022). Towards a new normalcy: Faculty responses to distance education in Italy and the USA. In T. Bastiaens (Ed.), Proceedings of EdMedia + Innovate Learning (pp. 872-878). Online: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved January 27, 2023 from .