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Entrepreneurship and Sustainability Issues Open access
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Received: 2022-08-11  |  Accepted: 2022-10-29  |  Published: 2022-12-30

Title

Peculiarities of Bulgarian universities' digitalization during the Covid-19 pandemic


Abstract

The COVID-19 pandemic forced the education system to transform quickly from a straightforward traditional process to an online one. Both schools and universities, including their management and administration) were challenged to maintain the quality of the educational service they provided, but this time under completely different conditions and in a new and unfamiliar online environment. In Bulgaria, due to the rules of the systems and the academic autonomy, each university had the opportunity to decide how to deal with these force major circumstances. Along with the technical challenges, professors have to overcome the difficulties related to the motivation and engagement of the students in such a mediated environment. The main objective of the current article is to evaluate the results of the online learning process during the COVID-19 pandemic in Bulgaria. The results from empirical research (N = 140) clearly show that most Bulgarian lecturers prefer face-to-face learning. At the same time, they admit the necessity of specific training for technical skills improvement and different approaches for students' attention and engagement in online learning. According to the professors, the overall assessment for the level of satisfaction from online learning during the COVID-19 pandemic is in the golden mean - 3 on a scale of 1 - "not at all effective" to 5 - "it is effective".


Keywords

online learning, students' engagement, social isolation, universities


JEL classifications

A20 , A29


URI

http://jssidoi.org/jesi/article/1018


DOI


Pages

160-175


Funding


This is an open access issue and all published articles are licensed under a
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Authors

Stoyanova, Tsvetana
University of National and World Economy, Sofia, Bulgaria https://www.unwe.bg
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Angelova, Miglena
University of National and World Economy, Sofia, Bulgaria https://www.unwe.bg
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Parushev, Daniel
University of National and World Economy, Sofia, Bulgaria https://www.unwe.bg
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Journal title

Entrepreneurship and Sustainability Issues

Volume

10


Number

2


Issue date

December 2022


Issue DOI


ISSN

ISSN 2345-0282 (online)


Publisher

VšĮ Entrepreneurship and Sustainability Center, Vilnius, Lithuania

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