Tag: COVID-19

Japan Reopens Borders to Foreign Nationals

Japan Reopens Borders to Foreign Nationals

After almost two full years of closed borders, on Tuesday, March 1, 2022, the Government of Japan eased entry restrictions and is now accepting applications for foreign nationals to enter the country, including business travellers and those attending academic conferences. IAFOR will work with the Japanese health ministry to facilitate the entry of conference presenters

Public Health in Asia during the COVID-19 Pandemic – Global Health Governance, Migrant Labour, and International Health Crises

Announcing New Publication: Public Health in Asia during the COVID-19 Pandemic

The IAFOR Research Centre (IRC) at the Osaka School of International Public Policy (OSIPP) is pleased to announce the publication of Public Health in Asia during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Global Health Governance, Migrant Labour, and International Health Crisis (Amsterdam University Press, 2022), the result of a joint project with the Leiden Asia Centre and the

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Resilience in Times of Need

Author: Jytte Holmqvist, University of Central Lancashire, United Kingdom Email: [email protected] Published: February 4, 2022 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijah.8.2.01 Citation: Holmqvist, J. (2021). Resilience in Times of Need. IAFOR Journal of Arts & Humanities, 8(2). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijah.8.2.01 Abstract In these transformative times of interrupted lives, humanity has had to take a step back and subject its frantic, rushed existence

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IAFOR Journal of Arts & Humanities: Volume 8 – Issue 2

IAFOR Journal of Arts & Humanities: Volume 8 – Issue 2 Editor: Dr Alfonso J. García-Osuna Hofstra University and The City University of New York, United States Published: February 4, 2022 ISSN: 2187-0616 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijah.8.2 Articles Resilience in Times of Need Jytte Holmqvist, University of Central Lancashire, United Kingdom Hemingway and Mussolini: A Study in Contrasts

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Online Learning in the Era of COVID-19: Computer Anxiety and Mental Health Among College Students

  Authors: Nahal Salimi, Northern Illinois University, USA Bryan Gere, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, USA Bridget Irioogbe, Northern Illinois University, USA Email: [email protected] https://doi.org/10.22492/ijpbs.7.1.03 Citation: Salimi, N., Gere, B., & Irioogbe, B. (2021). Online Learning in the Era of COVID-19: Computer Anxiety and Mental Health Among College Students. IAFOR Journal of Psychology & the

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IAFOR Journal of Psychology & the Behavioral Sciences: Volume 7 – Issue 1

IAFOR Journal of Psychology & the Behavioral Sciences: Volume 7 – Issue 1 Editors: Dr Sharo Shafaie & Dr Deborah G. Wooldridge Published: December 24, 2021 ISSN: 2187-0675 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijpbs.7.1 Articles Conjugal Visits in Prisons Discourse: The Prisoners’ Voice in Malawi Samson C. R. Kajawo, University of Malawi, Malawi Fiction Reading and Empathy Capacity of Selected

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No Campus Life for Us: Personal Reflections of First-Year Students at a Malaysian University

  Authors: Ireena Nasiha Ibnu, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia Wan Hartini Wan Zainodin, Universiti Teknologi MARA,Malaysia Faizah Din, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia Email: [email protected] Published: December 18, 2021 https://doi.org/10.22492/ije.9.6.08 Citation: Ibnu, I. M., Zainodin, W. H. W., & Din, F. (2021). No Campus Life for Us: Personal Reflections of First-Year Students at a Malaysian University,

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IAFOR Journal of Education: Volume 9 – Issue 6 – Studies in Education

IAFOR Journal of Education: Volume 9 – Issue 6 – Studies in Education Editor: Pearl Subban Editor-in-Chief: Joseph Haldane Published: December 18, 2021 ISSN: 2187-0594 https://doi.org/10.22492/ije.9.6 Editor’s Introduction Welcome to Volume 9 – Issue 6 – IAFOR Journal of Education: Studies in Education Dr Pearl Subban, Editor Articles Online Higher Education: The Importance of Students’

Special Event: “Pandemic as Polemic”, in Collaboration with CEAT, University of Barcelona

Special Event: “Pandemic as Polemic”, in Collaboration with CEAT, University of Barcelona

IAFOR, in collaboration with Centre Estudis Australians i Transnacionales (CEAT) at the University of Barcelona, will be hosting a special seminar titled “Pandemic as Polemic” in November, 2021. The seminar is sponsored by the University of Barcelona, Freixenet and the Australia Spain Business Association (ASBA), and will feature a wide range of academics speaking on

Welcome to Volume 10 – Issue 1 – IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship

It is our great pleasure and my personal honour as the editor-in-chief to introduce Volume 10 Issue 1 of the IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship. This issue is a selection of papers received through open submissions directly to our journal. This is already the fourth issue of the journal I have edited; once more

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Mitigating the Infodemic Associated with the COVID-19 Pandemic: Roles of Nigerian Librarians Copy

Authors: Afebuameh James Aiyebelehin, Ambrose Alli University, Nigeria Faith O. Mesagan, University of Nigeria, Nigeria Email: [email protected] https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.10.1.04 Citation: Aiyebelehin, A. J., & Mesagan, F. O. (2021). Mitigating the Infodemic Associated with the COVID-19 Pandemic: Roles of Nigerian Librarians. IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship, 10(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.10.1.04 Abstract This study investigates how Nigerian librarians are

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Mitigating the Infodemic Associated with the COVID-19 Pandemic: Roles of Nigerian Librarians

Authors: Afebuameh James Aiyebelehin, Ambrose Alli University, Nigeria Faith O. Mesagan, University of Nigeria, Nigeria Published: July 28, 2021 Email: [email protected] https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.10.1.04 Citation: Aiyebelehin, A. J., & Mesagan, F. O. (2021). Mitigating the Infodemic Associated with the COVID-19 Pandemic: Roles of Nigerian Librarians. IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship, 10(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.10.1.04 Abstract This study investigates

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IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship: Volume 10 – Issue 1

IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship: Volume 10 – Issue 1 Editor-in-Chief: Bernard Montoneri, Taipei, Taiwan Co-Editor: Rachel Franks, University of Newcastle, Australia Published: July 28, 2021 ISSN: 2187-0608 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.10.1 Editor’s Introduction Welcome to Volume 10 – Issue 1 – IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship Dr Bernard Montoneri, Editor-in-Chief Articles Plastic (in) Paradise: Karen

Contagious Illnesses, COVID-19 on Passenger Ships International Meeting

The IAFOR Symposium on Preventing and Overcoming Infectious Disease Outbreaks on Cruise Ships: International Challenges & Responses: Report

Introduction The IAFOR Symposium on Preventing and Overcoming Infectious Disease Outbreaks on Cruise Ships: International Challenges & Responses was an event organised by The International Academic Forum (IAFOR) with the support of the Government of Japan through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) on March 10-11, 2021. It was a hybrid (onsite and online) event

Now Published: Volume 9 – Issue 2 – IAFOR Journal of Education – COVID-19: Education Responses to a Pandemic

When we first decided to run with a special issue on educational responses to COVID-19, little did we know that we would still be in the midst of lockdowns, emerging variants, and scary rising statistics as we reach publication. We knew that it would take time to return to some kind of normal, but not

Welcome to Volume 9 – Issue 2 – IAFOR Journal of Education: COVID-19: Education Responses to a Pandemic

When we first decided to run with a special issue on educational responses to COVID-19, little did we know that we would still be in the midst of lockdowns, emerging variants, and scary rising statistics as we reach publication. We knew that it would take time to return to some kind of normal, but not

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Online University Teaching at the time of COVID-19 (2020): An Australian Perspective

Authors: Erika K. Smith, Western Sydney University, Australia Ece Kaya, University of Technology Sydney, Australia Email: [email protected] Published: April 2, 2021 https://doi.org/10.22492/ije.9.2.11 Citation: Smith, E. K., & Kaya, E. (2021). Online University Teaching at the time of COVID-19 (2020): An Australian Perspective, 9(2). https://doi.org/10.22492/ije.9.2.11 Abstract The impacts of COVID-19 have been widespread, and the education

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Emergency Response in Educational Policies during COVID-19 in Nepal: A Critical Review

Authors: Sagun Shrestha, Dublin City University, Ireland Laxman Gnawali, Kathmandu University, Nepal Email: [email protected] Published: April 2, 2021 https://doi.org/10.22492/ije.9.2.10 Citation: Shrestha, S., & Laxman, G. (2021). Emergency Response in Educational Policies during COVID-19 in Nepal: A Critical Review, 9(2). https://doi.org/10.22492/ije.9.2.10 Abstract The COVID-19 pandemic has brought chaos in education across the world, including developing countries

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Using a Design Thinking Approach for an Asynchronous Learning Platform during COVID-19

Authors: Lori Severino, Drexel University, USA Mark Petrovich, Drexel University, USA Samantha Mercanti-Anthony, Drexel University, USA Samuel Fischer, Read by 4th, USA Email: [email protected] Published: April 2, 2021 https://doi.org/10.22492/ije.9.2.09 Citation: Severino, L., Petrovich, M., Mercanti-Anthony, S., & Fischer, S. (2021). Using a Design Thinking Approach for an Asynchronous Learning Platform during COVID-19, 9(2). https://doi.org/10.22492/ije.9.2.09 Abstract

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Teacher Professional Learning Whilst in Quarantine: A Case Study from China

Authors: Kevin Laws, The University of Sydney, Australia Feng Xun, Tengzhou Zhoudairu Kindergartens, China Email: [email protected] Published: April 2, 2021 https://doi.org/10.22492/ije.9.2.08 Citation: Laws, K., & Xun, F. (2021). Teacher Professional Learning Whilst in Quarantine: A Case Study from China, 9(2). https://doi.org/10.22492/ije.9.2.08 Abstract Transforming two early education centres in China to incorporate the educational philosophy of

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Motivating Online Learning through Project-Based Learning During the 2020 COVID-19 Pandemic

Authors: Avneet Hira, Boston College, Massachusetts, USA Emma Anderson, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Massachusetts, USA Email: [email protected] Published: April 2, 2021 https://doi.org/10.22492/ije.9.2.06 Citation: Hira, A., & Anderson, E. (2021). Motivating Online Learning through Project-Based Learning During the 2020 COVID-19 Pandemic, 9(2). https://doi.org/10.22492/ije.9.2.06 Abstract The transition of traditional schooling to online learning during the COVID-19 pandemic

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Teaching Practice Online: Challenges in Japan, India and Kenya Under Pandemic

Author: Per-Olof Hansson, Linköping University, Sweden Email: [email protected] Published: April 2, 2021 https://doi.org/10.22492/ije.9.2.05 Citation: Hansson, P.-O. (2021). Teaching Practice Online: Challenges in Japan, India and Kenya Under Pandemic, 9(2). https://doi.org/10.22492/ije.9.2.05 Abstract The coronavirus pandemic affected the whole world in 2020, with high pressure on the health sector, many deaths, reduced business activity, rising unemployment rates,

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Why Graded Assessment for Undergraduates During the COVID-19 Lockdown? An Experience Introspection

Authors: Abdullatif Alshamsi, Higher Colleges of Technology, Dubai, United Arab Emirates Alex Zahavich, Higher Colleges of Technology, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Samar El-Farra, Higher Colleges of Technology, Dubai, United Arab Emirates Email: [email protected] Published: April 2, 2021 https://doi.org/10.22492/ije.9.2.04 Citation: Alshamsi, A., Zahavich, A., & El-Farra, S. (2021). Why Graded Assessment for Undergraduates During the

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An Educator’s Response to COVID-19: Preservice Teachers’ Perspectives on Flipped Distance Education

Author: Osman Çil, Kırşehir Ahi Evran University, Turkey Email: [email protected] Published: April 2, 2021 https://doi.org/10.22492/ije.9.2.03 Citation: Çil, O. (2021). An Educator’s Response to COVID-19: Preservice Teachers’ Perspectives on Flipped Distance Education, 9(2). https://doi.org/10.22492/ije.9.2.03 Abstract With the COVID-19 pandemic, students and instructors had to carry out lessons with distance education practices, and this sudden change made

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Teaching Future Educators During a Global Pandemic

Authors: Jacquelynne Anne Boivin, Bridgewater State University, USA Kathryn Welby, Merrimack College, USA Email: [email protected] Published: April 2, 2021 https://doi.org/10.22492/ije.9.2.02 Citation: Boivin, J. A., & Welby, K. (2021). Teaching Future Educators During a Global Pandemic, 9(2). https://doi.org/10.22492/ije.9.2.02 Abstract While schools are the center of attention in many regards throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, programs that prepare

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The Impact of Faculty Experience with Emergency Remote Teaching: An Interpretive Phenomenological Study

Author: Maha Al-Freih, Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University, Saudi Arabia Email: [email protected] Published: April 2, 2021 https://doi.org/10.22492/ije.9.2.01 Citation: Al-Freih, M. (2021). The Impact of Faculty Experience with Emergency Remote Teaching: An Interpretive Phenomenological Study, 9(2). https://doi.org/10.22492/ije.9.2.01 Abstract The aim of this phenomenological study is to provide a deeper understanding of the impact of remote teaching

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IAFOR Journal of Education: Volume 9 – Issue 2 – COVID-19: Education Responses to a Pandemic

IAFOR Journal of Education: Volume 9 – Issue 2 – COVID-19: Education Responses to a Pandemic Editor-in-Chief: Yvonne Masters Published: April 2, 2021 ISSN: 2187-0594 https://doi.org/10.22492/ije.9.2 Editor’s Introduction Welcome to Volume 9 – Issue 2 – IAFOR Journal of Education: COVID-19: Education Responses to a Pandemic Yvonne Masters, Editor-in-Chief, IAFOR Journal of Education Articles The

Special Panel Presentation: Post-COVID World and Human Security at OCE2020

IAFOR is excited to announce a IAFOR Research Centre supported special panel discussion titled, “Post-COVID World and Human Security”. As the year of the COVID-19 pandemic comes to a close, the global community’s strengths and challenges have become apparent. The good news is that vaccines will become available soon, the development of which took place

Public Research Project: Emergency Response to Infectious Disease Outbreak on Cruise Ships (Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan)

The International Academic Forum (IAFOR) has entered into a contract with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan (MOFA) as of October 22, 2020, to conduct a comprehensive international study on the issues and challenges related to the outbreak of infectious diseases on cruise ships, as a supplementary budget public project for FY2020. Drawing from

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The COVID-19 Pandemic and the Crisis of Global Politics: A View from Asia

In this Korea Foundation sponsored presentation, panellists discuss the impact of China-US relations on the system of global governance, and the claim that Asians’ “authoritarian tendency” is an asset to tackling the outbreak.