Acta Scientific Otolaryngology (ASOL) (ISSN: 2582-5550)

Letter to Editor Volume 3 Issue 1

Universities Support for Professors and Students during Covid-19

Mahdieh Motie1, Reza Dehnavieh2, Zahra Sarabandi3, Sepideh Bani Asad4 and Khalil Kalavani5*

1MSc Student in Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, Islamic Azad University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran
2Associate Professor of Health Services Management, Head of Innovation Center, Institute for Future Studies in Health, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran
3MSc of Healthcare Management, Management and Leadership in Education Research Center, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran
4B.Sc. in Healthcare Management, Management and Leadership in Education Research Center, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran
5PhD Student in Health Services Management, Faculty of Healthcare Management, Student Research Center, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran

*Corresponding Author: Khalil Kalavani, Student Research Center, Department of Healthcare Management, Faculty of Healthcare Management, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran.

Received: October 10, 2020; Published: December 09, 2020

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  The onset of Covid-19 around the world shut down face-to-face education in schools and universities. Thus, the Coronavirus pandemic replaced face-to-face education with virtual education. Therefore, universities must have necessary infrastructures for e-learning, such as the development of the World Wide Web and accelerating it as well as the capacity to produce educational software [1]. However, some students may not have access to required facilities for e-learning and may even be affected by the pandemic. So, they need to be supported by the universities [2,3]. Like students, professors need support in times of crisis. Professors and educational staff need professional access and quality support to be able to continue teaching in times of crisis. In addition to universities, some organizations also provide support to students and faculty. For example, UNESCO has collected a number of scholarly resources to create digital content for faculty. Some governments, including Costa Rica, Croatia, and the Philippines, are using virtual platforms to support the faculty [4]. Therefore, universities' support for professors and students can be a great help in continuing education during the pandemic. Some of the required supports are as follows:

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References

  1. Ghafouri Fard Mansour. “Virtual education boom in Iran: The potential that flourished with the Corona virus”. Iranian Journal of Medical Education 20 (2020): 33-34.
  2. The university of Sydney (2020).
  3. European Association for International Education (2020).
  4. UNESCO (2020).
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Citation

Citation: Khalil Kalavani., et al. "Universities Support for Professors and Students during Covid-19". Acta Scientific Otolaryngology 3.1 (2021): 23-24.




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