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Living and Learning Through a Pandemic: Supporting and Cultivating our K-12 Online Research Community

, Arizona State University, United States ; , George Mason University, United States ; , University of New Mexico, United States

Journal of Online Learning Research Volume 7, Number 1, ISSN 2374-1473 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA

Abstract

On the heels of another online SITE conference, we stop to reflect on how much we have all learned as a result of living through a global pandemic. The need for teachers to be equipped with the necessary skills to teach at a distance is no longer a doubted claim. Critical are considerations of how we move forward, considering issues not only of teaching in a remote setting, but the role of a teacher, how it is transformed by the use of technology, and the importance of cultivating community – even when physically separated. Keeping the flexibility afforded to students, the focus on issues of equity and access, and the need for understanding, compassion, and self-care for both teachers and students are aspects we hope continue. A helpful resource related to our journal’s central aim is the recent open-access volume published by AACE, and edited by Richard Ferdig and Kristine Pytash, titled, What Teacher Educators Should Have Learned from 2020. We encourage our readers to check it out along with our newest issue.

Citation

Archambault, L., Borup, J. & Rice, M. (2021). Living and Learning Through a Pandemic: Supporting and Cultivating our K-12 Online Research Community. Journal of Online Learning Research, 7(1), 1-3. Waynesville, NC USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved October 15, 2021 from .