We are pleased to announce the publication of this special issue on transitioning teaching to remote and online learning during the 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. On April 7, 2020 we issued the call for proposals and received 87 proposals. Based on blind desk reviews, the editors invited 57 authors to submit full manuscripts. We received 53 manuscripts, sent out for double blind review. Of those, 41 have been included in this issue, which seeks to give a broad perspective chronicling the varied adaptations to teaching and the impacts, personal and professional, caused by the transition.

We would like to thank our authors for sharing their experiences so that we can all learn from each other. And we would like to thank our invited reviewers, many of whom also authored articles for the issue, for providing their expertise and insights with the authors and the editorial team.


Michael Morrone,

Christopher J. Young
Executive Editor

Published: 2021-04-09

Prologue: Our Journey through the Pandemic

JoTLT Editor; Michael C. Morrone, Christopher J. Young

Balancing Grace

Courtney J. W. Fecske

Who moved my old cheese? Implications of COVID 19 to teaching and learning in Southern Africa

Selloane Pitikoe, Karen Ferreira-Meyers, Sithulisiwe Bhebhe, Sithulisiwe Bhebhe, Nompumelelo Dlamini-Zwane

Residence to Online: Collaboration During the Pandemic

Jacqueline L. Cahill, Ph.D., Kristopher J. Kripchak, Gaylon L. McAlpine

Building Student Communities in Spite of the Pandemic

Viola Ardeni, Sara Dallavalle, Karolina Serafin

With a Little Help from our Friends: Teaching Collectives as Lifelines in Troublesome Times

Lynn Jettpace, Leslie Miller, Mary Ann Frank, Michelle Lynn Clemons, Nancy Goldfarb

Pivoting During a Pandemic: Creating Presence for All Students

Beth Dietz, Gina Petonito, K Mann, Barbara Oswald, Camilla McMahon, Meghan Linthicum