Streaming Technologies and Competence in Live Online Classes During the COVID-19 Pandemic – A Case in Japanese Higher Educational Institutions

Abstract

The world was faced with a global viral pandemic forcing individuals and nation-states to change the way society interacts. In 2020, Covid 19 presented fundamental challenges in the way education was conducted in the form of lockdowns and stay home orders. The move from face-to-face classes to an online classroom environment confronted the need for educators to quickly adopt new technologies and expertise to maintain the level and quality of education expected by their institutions. The virtual classroom required a rethink in the way of traditional classroom management styles and pedagogies that was based on physical proximity. Not only were educators required to familiarize themselves with new methodologies but were also expected to be competent and confident enough to provide technical support to a generation of students in Japan completely unfamiliar with computer systems. This study documents the use of streaming technologies and video conferencing applications in combination with Microsoft Teams, and the Office 365 ensemble for live online lessons at a university in Chiba, Japan. It addresses problems faced by educational institutions and instructors when attempting to deliver a quality educational program through the online medium. Furthermore, it provides recommendations for pedagogical and classroom management adjustments while emphasizing the necessity for ongoing instructor competence in information communication technologies (ICT).



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Dunstan Henderson, Josai International University, Japan

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Conference: IICE2023
Stream: Design

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To cite this article:
Henderson D. (2023) Streaming Technologies and Competence in Live Online Classes During the COVID-19 Pandemic – A Case in Japanese Higher Educational Institutions ISSN: 2189-1036 – The IAFOR International Conference on Education – Hawaii 2023 Official Conference Proceedings https://doi.org/10.22492/issn.2189-1036.2023.38
To link to this article: https://doi.org/10.22492/issn.2189-1036.2023.38


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