Dr. Stefanie Wilson, a professor of Business Administration at the University of Hawaiʻi–West Oʻahu, has published a research article entitled, “Leading Edge Online Classroom Practices: Influenced by the Global COVID Pandemic” that can be used to assist educators with developing or strengthening the online classroom using technologies and practices for a more fulfilling classroom experience.
Wilson’s article was published in July as chapter 1 (of 14 chapters) of the book, Arts and Social Studies Research Vol. 3, by Book Publisher International.
In Wilson’s research article (scroll down and click on “Arts and Social Studies Research Vol. 3”), sections 4.2. 4.3, and 4.4 include examples, challenges, and opportunities to assist current and future educators with developing or strengthening the online classroom.
Wilson cited her abstract to offer an overview of her article:
During the first quarter of 2020, Corona Virus (also known as COVID-19), a virus that spread rapidly throughout the globe, began to migrate from country to country. The impact of COVID-19 required swift changes implemented by individuals and organizations such as state and federal government entities, small businesses to large conglomerates, and educational systems at all levels from elementary schools to universities to survive and combat the virus.
Thus, the new normal for many educators at universities around the globe required revamping their course curriculum and delivery as migrating from in-class courses to online courses has become necessary, during the COVID-19 pandemic. Based on research studies of human intelligence also known as multiple intelligences by cognitive scientist Howard Gardner, and secondary sources focused on functions of management, the art and science of using technology and multiple intelligence practices to deliver leading edge online classroom education during the COVID-19 pandemic is examined.
Furthermore, this empirical study through a lens of instructing and observing as a teacher and administrator, over 80 online courses comprised of learners seeking undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees during 18 years at public and private universities, explores a myriad of implications resulting from using technologies to deliver stellar online classroom education to include: (a) human psychology, (b) medium, (c) information, and (d) instructional design.
The article concludes with a perspective on the challenges and opportunities of using technologies to deliver leading edge online classroom education. The content can be used to assist current and future educators with developing or strengthening the online classroom using technologies and incorporating multiple intelligence practices for a more fulfilling classroom experience.
Since hired at the University of Hawaiʻi–West Oʻahu in 2006, to date Dr. Stefanie Wilson has delivered courses in several modalities, such as in-class, online, and hybrid. In September 2009, she was the recipient of the Frances Davis Award for excellence in undergraduate teaching. In 2014, she was the recipient of the Laulima Teaching Excellence Award in undergraduate teaching.