The study aimed to test the effectiveness and the feasibility of Zoom and VLE for early childhood teacher education (ECTE) at a university in Pakistan. The study addresses how a Community of Inquiry framework can be embedded within Zoom and VLE to make the online course meaningful, interactive and accessible. This is an exploratory case study with a mixed method approach. Data was gathered through survey, focus group discussion, reflective journals, observations and meeting notes. Pre- and post-online knowledge tests and assignments were used to assess changes in participant’s knowledge and understanding. Survey result indicated positive attitude of participants toward using Zoom and VLE. Zoom and VLE were found to be easy to handle and interactive. The knowledge test scores improved at the end of the course. The study outlines insights into adopting creative and resilient online pedagogies for ECTE in emergency as well as normal circumstances. The extended abstract will be of value to university faculty and policy makers, particularly in developing contexts for designing teacher education programs.

Authors: Yasmeen Mehboob, Silpa Aziz

Published in: Canada International Conference on Education, 2023

  • Date of Conference: 26-28 June, 2023
  • DOI: 10.20533/CICE.2023.0031
  • Electronic ISBN: 978-1-913572-58-7
  • Conference Location: Residence and Conference Centre, Toronto, Canada