Distance learning - a new 21st century trend in the age of global pandemics

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Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University Press
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the transition to distance learning has completely changed the normal practice of teaching in educational institutions. Despite the difficulties, it has some advantages, as distance learning allows us to improve the method of education delivery and focus on new technologies. Online e-learning can be a platform that makes the education process more student-centered, creative and flexible. E-learning helps reduce the cost of education and can be effectively implemented without time and geographical boundaries. It can be said that the standards by which we were guided in many areas of our lives will fundamentally change in the post-pandemic period. Online tuition is particularly effective and easily accessible to students living in rural and remote areas. It is perceived by the World Health Organization as a necessary tool to meet educational needs, especially in developing countries. The full opening of educational institutions will not put them back in the same situation as it was before the COVID-19 pandemic. Higher education institutions should use the opportunity to strengthen evidence-based practices and make the learning process more responsive to the changing needs of higher education.
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COVID-19 pandemic, e-learning, distance learning
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