Educational Continuity Plans (ECPs) Regeared, Reevaluated, and Re-strategized during the Covid-19 Pandemic Pandemonium
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GKA EDU 2022: 12th International Conference on Education and Learning
Educational Continuity Plans New Norm Online Learning
While the Covid-19 Pandemic brought about new ways of thinking, the “new norm”, as well as the rethinking of the modus operandi of many organizations and institutions, there was a stronger undercurrent happening across the globe, namely, a greater need to think of operations and how to maintain them in light of a crisis. Many educational institutions who may not have had programs of study in risk management or crisis management started to investigate and create ones to use immediately after this historical period of time in global history. In particular, the field of education was impacted greatly with a change from Face-to-Face (F2F) learning environments (live classrooms) to be transitioned over virtual (online) classrooms with no regard to previous education debates by various educators, researchers, and writers as to whether online learning was equal to the same level/quality of learning. Consequently, these new series of events, array of stakeholders, and educational needs changed the horizon of the field of educational offerings to such a proportion that many in education soon realized what was held as the vision of the next wave of educational movement, was also soon acknowledged by even the tough opponents over the years who fought against online learning. No matter what the events, thinking, or needs were in terms of education for all, it should be noted that the education mission and visions of many educators, academicians, and researchers/writers on all educational levels still knew it was up to them to help sustain the educational process and build new Educational Continuity Plans (ECPs) in order to capitalize on the lessons learned during this critical time in history. Finally, this paper will focus on how various educational stakeholders approached this educational endeavor and succeeded.