ONLINE EDUCATION FOR ALL? IMPACT OF COVID-19 PANDEMIC ON TEACHERS' PROFESSIONAL DIGITAL COMPETENCE DEVELOPMENT IN THE CONTEXT OF MUNICIPAL ADULT EDUCATION FOR MIGRANTS
The COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately impacted the education of disadvantaged groups, relegating already marginalized people. It required their teachers to rapidly develop digital competencies to ensure that their students could overcome potential challenges and succeed in their education. Thus, the purpose of this study is to explore the impact of the pandemic on the development of professional digital competence of teachers working with adult migrant learners. By analyzing responses from questionnaires, a workshop and interviews with Swedish Municipal Adult Education (MAE) teachers working in migrant-dense areas in Sweden, we identify notions and perspectives of Teachers’ Professional Digital Competence (TPDC). We explore the challenges they encountered and the skills they deemed essential for managing them. The findings show the necessity of teachers considering learners’ study conditions, development of digital literacy skills, and cultural awareness to ensure inclusive online education for migrant learners.
Berbyuk Lindström, Nataliya; Sofkova Hashemi, Sylvana; and Bergdahl, Nina, "ONLINE EDUCATION FOR ALL? IMPACT OF COVID-19 PANDEMIC ON TEACHERS' PROFESSIONAL DIGITAL COMPETENCE DEVELOPMENT IN THE CONTEXT OF MUNICIPAL ADULT EDUCATION FOR MIGRANTS" (2023). ECIS 2023 Research Papers. 294.