Arab World English Journal (AWEJ) Special Issue on Covid 19 Challenges April 2021             Pp.68-79

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The Use of Hypermedia Technologies in Higher Education Institutions during
Covid Lockdown

Olena Koliasa
Department of Germanic Languages and Translation Studies
Institute of Foreign Languages, Drohobych Ivan Franko State Pedagogical University
Drohobych, Ukraine
Corresponding Author:

 Iryna Lelet
Department of Philology, Odesa National Maritime University, Odesa, Ukraine 

Valeriia Serebriakova
Department of Philology, Odesa National Maritime University, Odesa, Ukraine 

Svitlana Yukhymets
Department of Philology, Odesa National Maritime University, Odesa, Ukraine


Recived: 2/23/2021                   Accepted: 3/24/2021                     Published:  4/26/2021 


The World Wide Web continuously provides rapid access to information, and numerous information resources, virtually unlimited. The convenience and interactivity of its usage encourage people to turn to it in the educational process rather often while teaching or studying unfamiliar topics. Hypertext resources of different kinds have become a virtual educational environment. They offer new opportunities for structuring, presenting, adapting, and integrating contemporary learning materials. Besides, hypermedia technologies have made a considerable breakthrough in the educational process, particularly in self-education, combining hitherto incompatible elements. The article focuses on practical experience in the introduction of hypertext in the educational process of higher education institutions in general and during pandemic periods, in particular, the world faces nowadays. In the course of the research, it was emphasized that such technologies are pretty significant in implementing distance learning. Hypermedia technologies create especially suitable conditions for the independent acquisition and quality assimilation of the necessary information, which can be easily integrated into the educational process. The provided analysis of the implementation of e-learning materials based on hypertext and multimedia tools made it possible to point out the advantages and disadvantages of the described technologies (compared to traditional usage of printed textbooks), thus identifying their didactic potential. They became especially of great importance during the coronavirus lockdown.
Keywords: covid lockdown, e-learning materials, higher education, hypermedia educational technologies, hypertext

Cite as: Koliasa, O., Lelet, I.,Serebriakova, V.,& Yukhymets,S. (2021). The Use of Hypermedia Technologies in Higher Education Institutions during Covid Lockdown. Arab World English Journal (AWEJ) Special Issue on Covid 19 Challenges (1) 68-79.


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Received: 2/23/2021  
Accepted: 3/24/2021   
Published: 4/26/2021

Olena Koliasa, PhD, an Associate Professor of Drohobych Ivan Franko State Pedagogical University. Now is currently working on problems of Cognitive Linguistics and Postmodern Poetics, Stylistics, Text Interpretation.

Iryna Lelet, PhD, Assistant Professor, Odesa National Maritime University; Ukraine, Odesa. Graduated with honours from Odesa State University named after I. I. Mechnikov. Now is working on problems of technical terminology translation and innovative methods of teaching English for specific purposes in higher educational institutions.

Valeriia Serebriakova, PhD, Assistant Professor, Odesa National Maritime University; Ukraine, Odessa. Received the master degree  in Language and Literature ( English) at Odessa State University named after I.I.Mechnikov. Supported the thesis “Conceptualization of the Poetonymic Sphere in S.Meyer’s Cycle of Novels – “Twilight”.

Svitlana Yukhymets, PhD, Professional qualification: Philologist-Translator into the English Language, University Teacher of Theory and Practice of Translating. Her research interests cover a range of linguistic problems, many of which fall within the scope of translation as well as foreign language teaching methods.