The pedagogical relationship in Distance University courses through the eyes of teachers and students: a comparative approach
Georgios Stamelos, Anthi Adamopoulou, Maria Frounta&Andreas Vassilopoulos
The covid-19 pandemic has led to a violent adjustment of university education to distance learning. This paper examines the impact of distance education on the pedagogical relationship between university teachers and students. Our sample includes both university teachers and students of Greek universities. The analysis of the data shows that the majority of both university teachers and students consider distance education necessary, although individual differences are apparent. It is also important to stand by a significant minority of both teachers and students who have a different opinion. Two concluding formulations stand out. First, that distance education is here to stay and that it enriches university teaching by making it more flexible. Second, that more research is needed on the effects of distance education on the pedagogical relationship between teacher and students.