Caring Professions Education and Practice
The COVID-19 crisis and its aftermath has significantly affected the way teaching and learning is offered in higher education and the way care is provided by caring professionals. The need for social distancing has demonstrated the potential of online learning and remote care service, revealing the many ways that digital technologies can complement and augment innovative education and care practices for caring professionals. In this study we draw on domestic, international, and cross-disciplinary evidence to identify in what ways innovative online education initiatives and digital technologies can be used to ensure students in caring professions have the essential digital economy skills and competencies needed to meet the evolving labour demands.
This work is co-funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council and the Government of Canada’s Future Skills program.