Distance learning as a tool for enhancing university academic management processes during the war

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The ongoing war in Ukraine has posed unprecedented challenges to traditional education systems, disrupting learning and affecting education quality. As universities adapt to these challenges, the growing reliance on distance learning strategies becomes crucial for maintaining academic management processes. This paper investigates the role of distance learning tools in addressing wartime challenges and enhancing university academic management.
Utilizing a mixed-methods approach, the study combines quantitative data analysis of student performance with qualitative insights from educators and students affected by the war. The results prove the effectiveness of distance learning tools in maintaining education quality during the war while also addressing the unique challenges faced by universities in conflict areas.
The findings reveal that distance learning tools serve as a valuable resource for universities to mitigate the negative impact of the war on education quality as part of academic management processes. However, specific challenges such as developing digital competencies, ensuring access to technology, and designing effective distance learning materials must be addressed in war-related disruptions.
The quantitative analysis of student performance data highlights the potential of innovative distance learning tools in maintaining education quality during crises and wars. However, the efficiency of their use during the large-scale war in Ukraine has shown a decline and thus necessitates further research. Nevertheless, these insights provide valuable guidance for educators and academician managers to support students and educators during challenging times.

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    • Table 1. Students’ academic accomplishments during 2019–2022 (specialty “Economics”)
    • Conceptualization
      Mykhailo Kuzheliev, Dmytro Zherlitsyn, Alina Nechyporenko, Svitlana Lutkovska, Hennadii Mazur
    • Data curation
      Mykhailo Kuzheliev
    • Project administration
      Mykhailo Kuzheliev, Alina Nechyporenko
    • Supervision
      Mykhailo Kuzheliev, Dmytro Zherlitsyn
    • Writing – original draft
      Mykhailo Kuzheliev, Dmytro Zherlitsyn, Alina Nechyporenko
    • Writing – review & editing
      Mykhailo Kuzheliev, Svitlana Lutkovska, Hennadii Mazur
    • Formal Analysis
      Dmytro Zherlitsyn
    • Methodology
      Dmytro Zherlitsyn, Svitlana Lutkovska
    • Resources
      Dmytro Zherlitsyn
    • Visualization
      Dmytro Zherlitsyn, Hennadii Mazur
    • Investigation
      Alina Nechyporenko
    • Validation
      Alina Nechyporenko, Svitlana Lutkovska, Hennadii Mazur
    • Software
      Svitlana Lutkovska, Hennadii Mazur