The Digitalization of Teaching Practices in K-12 Education: Insights from Teachers’ Perspective

Panagiotis Kosmas, Demos Michael, Efi Nisiforou, Charalambos Vrasidas

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The reopening of schools and the returning to normal after the emergency experience of online teaching brought to the line new realities in educational practice for both teachers and students. It is now crucial to reflect on the consequences of this experience and rethink the prospects of using digital tools and online learning. The previous remote learning experience could be conceived as an opportunity for the educational community to take advantage of the benefits online teaching offers and adopt those practices that could further develop the teaching experience. This paper examines the reality in K-12 schools after the pandemic investigating the incorporation of seven digital teaching strategies into teachers’ daily routines. The study adopts a mixed methodology approach analysing quantitative data from an online survey of 392 in-service teachers and qualitative data from two focus groups. The results show that an essential percentage of teachers continue to use some practices of the distance learning model to enhance learning and communication in the classroom. The use of these strategies was directly and indirectly affected by teachers’ attitudes towards the distance learning model and their perceptions of the challenges faced during the pandemic. Implications for policy and practice are drawn.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEducating for a New Future
Subtitle of host publicationMaking Sense of Technology-Enhanced Learning Adoption - 17th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning, EC-TEL 2022, Proceedings
EditorsIsabel Hilliger, Pedro J. Muñoz-Merino, Tinne De Laet, Alejandro Ortega-Arranz, Tracie Farrell
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)9783031162893
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Event17th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning, EC-TEL 2022 - Toulouse, France
Duration: 12 Sept 202216 Sept 2022

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume13450 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference17th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning, EC-TEL 2022


  • Digital teaching strategies
  • Distance learning model
  • K-12 education
  • Online teaching
  • Post COVID-19 era
  • Teachers


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