COVID-19 pandemic and remote teaching: Transition and transformation in nursing education

Girija Madhavanprabhakaran*, Frincy Francis, Sheeba Elizabeth John, Omar Al Rawajfah

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Remote teaching (RT) was the only option left to educators to continue education with public policy of lockdowns and social distancing during COVID-19 pandemic. RT is the online mode of instructional delivery. Globally it has become mandatory for all nurse educators to switch to RT mode. Many factors have been identified for effective implementation of RT, of which the major elements are choice of online teaching mode, pedagogy to choose the platform or technology, faculty preparedness, and the learner motivation and expectations. The dire need to meet the educational objectives demanded sudden transition to online mode. The paradigm shifts to RT brought many challenges and pragmatic guidance for teachers and institutions Remote teaching is flexible, student centered and feasible with opportunities to develop technically empowered faculty and coherent digital education strategies. However, tackling threats like academic integrity, inequity in accessibility and limited faculty preparedness necessitates attention. RT being flexible tool is weakened by low self-motivated students and low connectivity with digital inequity and security issues. The challenges opened opportunity to enhance faculty technical competency and learning management system.

Original languageEnglish
Article number20200082
JournalInternational Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2021


  • COVID-19 pandemic
  • Curriculum
  • Nursing education
  • Remote teaching
  • Transitional education

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)
  • Education


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