When COVID hit the world, and in the middle of a global lockdown in April 2020, Dr. Ismail Fayed, Project Director, Educational Technology and Dr. Jill Cummings, Associate Dean, Faculty Development, actively worked with numerous colleagues and researchers to imagine the future of teaching and learning after this crisis. As the outcome of this initiative, and with the support of the Yorkville University (YU) Scholarly Activity Funding (SSAF), they were able to develop and edit the Handbook, “Teaching in the Post COVID-19 Era: World Education Dilemmas, Teaching Innovations and Solutions in the Age of Crisis”, which has recently been published by Springer Nature.
by Ismail Fayed and Jill Cummings
This Handbook describes practical educational technology solutions implemented during the COVID-19 situation and implications for future adaptation Details program-specific designs and curriculum innovations in online teaching/learning that address the needs of International post-secondary students, immigrants and refugees Includes sociological analyses of educational provisions during crisis situations Addresses sustainability of education during the 21st century crisis events and the future of education Represents diversity, both conceptual and practical, in the initiatives reported from different educational contexts.
As a global platform for brainstorming and sharing in the middle of a global challenge, this publication features digital solutions and innovative teaching approaches, case studies, online learning models, and innovative remote/online frameworks by 144 authors worldwide. Thirty-two (32) of the 73 chapters are by Yorkville and TFS faculty. This scholarly text features numerous contributions by Yorkville University and TFS faculty, including chapters about remote synchronous delivery, counselling needs and supports for participants, leadership and teacher education, assessment, ethics, teaching film production, interior design, counsellor education, and teaching online.
About the Editors
Ismail Fayed is Project Director, Educational Technology, at Yorkville University, Canada. He has 17 years of Higher Education experience in Canada, Qatar, UAE, Saudi Arabia, and Egypt. He holds a Ph.D. in Education Technology from the University of Science Malaysia and an MA in Educational Technology and TESOL from the University of Manchester. Dr. Fayed is the author of ESL Writing Enhancement Using Moodle LMS (2013), and co-editor of “Computers in English Language Teaching” (2011, TESOL-Arabia). He has served as an Executive Board member for several non-profit TESOL organizations over the past ten years such as (Qatar TESOL, TESOL Arabia and EgypTESOL EdTech).
Dr. Jill Cummings is Associate Dean of Faculty Development at Yorkville University, Canada, where she develops and facilitates orientation and professional development programs and scholarly activities. Dr. Cummings received her Ph.D. in Curriculum, Teaching, and Learning from the University of Toronto. She has supervised, developed, and delivered teacher education programs at both graduate and undergraduate levels. She has also developed and taught MA TESOL, TESL,and Adult Learning programs (online, blended, and face-to-face). Her research focuses on blended and online teaching and learning, creativity, and assessment and feedback. Jill Cummings is interested in “all things” about pedagogy, teachers, and community. She regularly contributes to numerous associations and conferences. Among many publications, she developed and edited “Creative Dimensions of Teaching and Learning in the 21st Century” in 2017.
- Teaching in Crisis
- Alternative Course Delivery
- Innovative Teaching and Assessment Paradigms
- Teacher Education and Leadership
- Supporting Mental Health in Times of Anxiety