Vol.9, No.3, August 2020.                                                                                                                                                                                ISSN: 2217-8309

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TEM Journal



Association for Information Communication Technology Education and Science

Covid 19 – A Major Cause of Digital Transformation in Education or Just an Evaluation Test


Tsvetelina Mladenova, Yordan Kalmukov, Irena Valova


© 2020 Irena Valova, published by UIKTEN. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 License. (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)


Citation Information: TEM Journal. Volume 9, Issue 3, Pages 1163-1170, ISSN 2217-8309, DOI: 10.18421/TEM93-42, August 2020.


Received: 10 July 2020.

Revised:   06 August 2020.
Accepted: 13 August 2020.
Published: 28 August 2020.




This paper presents a detailed comparative analysis of the three types of eLearning (synchronous, asynchronous and hybrid) and the traditional onsite learning. The analysis considers the opinions of both teachers (the three of us) and students. We have surveyed our students twice. First time, at the end of the winter semester (end of January) - right before the Covid-19 outbreak in Europe. Then we did it again at the end of the summer semester (end of May) that coincides with the end of the first peak of the first pandemic wave in Europe. Since the first survey evaluates mostly students' attitude, the second one evaluates their real-life experience. Young people nowadays belong to the so called digital generation, so we expected that students are actually happier with eLearning rather than the traditional onsite learning. But surprisingly their opinion about pros and cons of eLearning closely resembles ours.


Keywords –e-learning, synchronous and asynchronous learning, students' attitude to e-learning, pandemic outbreak, Covid-19.



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