Title: Web-based community-supported online education during the COVID-19 pandemic

Authors: Nataliia Morze; Eugenia Smyrnova-Trybulska

Addresses: Borys Grinchenko Kyiv University, 18/2 Bulvarno-Kudriavska Str., Kyiv, Ukraine ' University of Silesia, Bankowa 12, Katowice, Poland

Abstract: The article presents documents, measures, activities and initiatives at the state level, the levels of higher education institutions in Ukraine, at the level of secondary education, the initiatives of private firms, societies, communities in Ukraine and Poland in crisis situations, using the COVID-19 pandemic-Polish-Ukrainian experience. A review of formal experience in the country and abroad concerning formal regulations, introduction of e-learning at different levels and description of its characteristics, properties, advantages and trends of further development of e-learning taking into account the specifics of the educational policy of the region, type of institution, training and so on. This article also focuses on the questions: how can web-based communities mitigate the lack of f2f meetings during COVID-19 and similar pandemics in the future? How does the current generation of web-communities land in a transition? Do they get better tuned to fulfil the new needs during this pandemic?

Keywords: internet education; crisis situations; COVID-19 pandemic; Polish and Ukrainian experience; web-based communities; social media; ICT tools.

DOI: 10.1504/IJWBC.2021.112858

International Journal of Web Based Communities, 2021 Vol.17 No.1, pp.9 - 34

Received: 17 May 2020
Accepted: 19 May 2020

Published online: 20 Jan 2021 *

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