The Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Digital Competence of Educators Articles uri icon

publication date

  • January 2023

start page

  • 82-1

end page

  • 82-3


  • 1,82


  • 12

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 2079-9292


  • The COVID-19 pandemic is having an undeniable impact on all aspects of society. Regarding teaching and learning activities, most educational institutions suspended in-person instruction and moved to remote emergency teaching during the lockdown of March and April 2020. Although many countries progressively re-opened their educational systems, online and hybrid education became a common practice aimed at reducing the spread of the COVID-19 disease. This disruption has caused an unprecedented acceleration in the digitalization of teaching and learning. Teaching professionals have been forced to develop their digital competence quickly, achieving mastery in the management of information, creation of audiovisual content, and use of technology to keep their students engaged. This Special Issue (SI) presents contributions regarding adopting distance learning strategies, experiences, or lessons learned in this domain.


  • Telecommunications


  • covid-19 pandemic; educational systems; digitalization of teaching; distance learning