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April 13, 2020

World against COVID-19. Our colleagues' thoughts about the situation: Valentina Okaru-Bisant

What is the impact of COVID-19 on the delivery of online higher education services in the United States of America and how can we turn any challenges into opportunities?

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, online distance learning and teaching existed in higher education. Val Okaru-Bisant, the author of this article, taught online and face-to-face teaching for several years. The global education technology sector, including online learning, was growing at a fast pace of 15.4% a year with heavy investments from many companies like Google and Microsoft1. However, only 3% of all educational expenditure is spent on digital programs2 and proponents of online learning are pushing for universities to increase digital expenditures beyond 3%, including using it to solve problems, create educational partnerships and expand global outreach3.

April 07, 2020

World against COVID-19. Our colleagues' thoughts about the situation: Danica Purg

Danica Purg, Professor, President to IEDC-Bled School of Management and President of CEEMAN, Slovenia.

How we cope with Challenges of the Covid-19 Crisis at IEDC-Bled School of Management, Slovenia

One of our recent top programs at the IEDC-Bled School of Management, Slovenia, was on "crisis management". We would never have the opportunity or need to test our own crisis management capabilities. The same is with banks. They make stress tests, where there is no stress situation. They like to be prepared, but always on the basis of the former crisis, not the next. We survived the crisis in former Yugoslavia. When Slovenia, because of the 10-day war of independence in 1991, became a “no go area”, we had to relocate our programs with our professors to Austria. We managed to survive, though we had problems with the weathering the storm.

April 06, 2020

CRediT adoption for LLC “CPC” Business Perspectives”

Author Contributions

Since January 2020, all journals of LLC "CPC "Business Perspectives" adopt CRediT Taxonomy to identify and record the individual contribution of each author to the article in order to avoid possible authorship disputes and conflicts. The roles describe each author's specific contribution to the scholarly output. Not all roles can be used in the article and not all roles can be applied to all authors (that is, each author could contribute in several roles).

Since 24 of March 2020 We made CRediT machine readable with full meta-data available, CRediT it’s coded in JATS xml v1.2.

April 04, 2020

World against COVID-19. Our colleagues' thoughts about the situation: Nataliya P. Kuznetsova

Nataliya P. Kuznetsova, Doctor of Economics, Professor, Saint Petersburg State University, Russian Federation.

Some comments on the disaster’s impact on the teaching and learning process

“We be of one blood, ye and I”― Rudyard Kipling, The Jungle Books

Since March 15, 2020, the whole training process in all universities (and in primary and secondary schools as well) has been rechanneled to the online format. The new learning model allows drawing some conclusions about the process of education digitalization taking place in one of the leading Russian universities, Saint Petersburg State University, over the past year. The University (as did the whole of Petersburg, which immediately closed museums, theaters, concert halls, etc.) turned out to be deserted without students and teachers: no noise, no laughter, and no discussions in the faculty’s classrooms, corridors and dining rooms.

April 03, 2020

World against COVID-19. Our colleagues' thoughts about the situation: Nada Kakabadse

Online learning creating mixed pressures for academics

The Covid-19 forced leap into online teaching is challenging many academics on personal and professional levels, says Nada Kakabadse, Professor of Policy, Governance and Ethics at Henley Business School.

Working from home used to be a privilege reserved only for the semi-retired, home-makers, the self-employed, or freelancers such as consultants, journalists, writers, graphic-designers and public relations agents.

Covid-19, however, has now made this practice the new norm for white-collar workers, just like so many others who are being forced to socially distance and self-isolate from the rest of the world.

April 03, 2020

World against COVID-19. Our colleagues' thoughts about the situation: Viktoriia Koilo

Viktoriia Koilo, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Hauge School of Management, NLA University College, Norway.

Due to the extraordinary COVID 19 situation, The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) has decided to cancel all events, conferences and other gatherings that require physical attendance from Easter until the end of the spring semester. The authorities in Norway still consider that the spread of the coronavirus will be high in the future. In addition, NTNU is taking part in a national drive to avoid further spread of the coronavirus.