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Journal of Environmental Management and Tourism ; 13(4):1081-1088, 2022.
Article in English | Scopus | ID: covidwho-1924730

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Travel risk perception is a factor with emerging importance in the tourism industry due to its intangible nature, but large impact on traveler’s decision-making. This exploratory study examines the perception of travel risk amid COVID-19 in the New Normal. The empirical data was gathered through a series of thirty-eight (38) semi-structured interviews with European visitors vacationing in the 'Phuket Sandbox' travel bubble. The thematic analysis based on the empirical data revealed four themes. Namely, these themes are (1) the status of COVID-19 in the destination country, (2) visibility and trustworthiness of information, (3) healthcare facilities, and (4) responsible tourism development. The article concludes by presenting implications for the industry, policymakers, and researchers derived from the academic and practical discussions based on the findings. © 2022 by ASERS® Publishing. All rights reserved.

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Mobile Medicine: Overcoming People, Culture, and Governance ; : 269-280, 2021.
Article in English | Scopus | ID: covidwho-1841610

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The processing power of mobile devices including medical devices has increased substantially, so much so that devices that needed to connect to computers within the hospital for processing power now have significant amounts of processing power and memory on the own. The leverage of mobile, new technologies requires security that adapts to new scenarios. The invention of the Continuous Glucose Meter represents a breakthrough for diabetics, allowing them to manage their diet and insulin more precisely. A Clinical IoT trend, which has been accelerated by the COVID-19 Pandemic, has been the transition of acute care from the hospital to Long-Term Acute Care facilities and/or the home. In dealing with severely infectious patients, healthcare workers are at a significantly greater risk of infection than the overall population due to their frequency and time in contact with the infected patients. To resolve the issues of interconnectedness between healthcare components, businesses, government organizations worked to create standard methods for reducing paper-based healthcare records. © 2022 selection and editorial matter, Sherri Douville;individual chapters, the contributors.

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Obrazovanie i Nauka ; 24(2):206-224, 2022.
Article in English | Scopus | ID: covidwho-1744529

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Introduction. Emergency remote teaching (ERT) is meant to be a temporary shift from the normal modes of contact teaching. Such transition was imposed during the global pandemic in the spring of 2020, and higher education was required to shift entire curricula online in an attempt to curb the spread of the virus while maintaining continuity of its services. The disruptive overnight change and conversion of entire courses to ERT caused concerns, not only to the educators but also to the students who had little time to adapt to the new circumstances. Aim. The aim of the study was to examine student perceptions with regard to remote teaching during the global pandemic COVID-19. Moreover, the study aimed to identify attributes, which students deem as the most important during emergency remote teaching. Methodology and research methods. This mixed-method case study expands earlier research addressing those concerns, and adds to the body of knowledge by investigating how ERT is currently – during the second year of the pandemic – perceived by undergraduate students in Northeastern Thailand. Responses from a self-administered survey were collected and analysed (n = 363). Based on descriptive analysis, it was decided to conduct 12 unstructured interviews to investigate particular findings more thoroughly. An importance-performance rating matrix was used to determine the perceived satisfaction by the undergraduate students. Results and scientific novelty. The study identified that the students largely view ERT as inferior compared to traditional classroom teaching. Students claimed both lack of social interactions with peers and inability to seek academic support as the primary reasons. This study informs educators about student perceptions and preferences during these extraordinary circumstances of uncertain duration. Practical significance. The current research presents the recommendations that aim to provide institutions and educators with practical guidance on how to tackle the outlined issues. © 2022 Russian State Vocational Pedagogical University. All rights reserved.

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Tourism ; 70(2):258-269, 2022.
Article in English | Web of Science | ID: covidwho-1687924

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It is reasonable to state that the impact on Thailand's economy has been severe due to the lack of international tourists. In particular, the mass-tourist destination Phuket has suffered economic consequences due to a plunge in the number of international passenger arrivals and inadequate domestic tourists to fill their places. This paper aims to identify inadequacies to help stakeholders more effectively manage tourism development amid COVID-19, as well as to contribute to the body of knowledge and establish a baseline that recommends a potential area of interest for future quantitative research. This case study utilizes a variety of primary and secondary data sources. The empirical data for this study were collected through a series of semi-structured interviews with local small business owners. After a rigorous review process, a total of 21 in-depth interviews were included in the content analysis. This research not only disclosed a high level of resilience amongst the small local business owner community but revealed that Phuket continues to depend strongly on international tourism to manage its local economy sustainably. This research offers insights into the recent tourism developments during the COVID-19 global pandemic and provides a baseline for future studies that seek to validate results through quantitative methods of inquiry. Furthermore, it offers guidance for policymakers that seek recommendations for implementing good governance strategies.

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Perspectives on Global Development and Technology ; 20(3):278-288, 2021.
Article in English | Web of Science | ID: covidwho-1370920

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The sudden shift from physical classroom education towards emergency remote teaching (ERT) in higher education during the unprecedented global pandemic sARs-CoV-2, or more commonly known as COVID-19, caused an abrupt change in the learning environment for students and educators alike. The disruptive overnight change to convert entire courses to emergency remote teaching caused distress for not only educators, but also students as they had little time to adapt to the new circumstances. While the embedment of technologies in the classroom is not a new concept, this quantitative research examined the impact on perceived student engagement as a result of the sudden change, and how students in higher education in Finland (n = 121) and Thailand (n = 137) responded to this change. One of the primary findings of the research was that students in Thailand indicated difficulties completing group assignments digitally, while, contrary to that finding, students in Finland consented to ease in digital collaboration concerning their group works. As a logical next step, it is recommended to conduct qualitative research to gain a more comprehensive insight into how the views on this particular statement differed significantly between both focus groups of students.

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Current Issues in Tourism ; 2021.
Article in English | Scopus | ID: covidwho-1284814

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It is reasonable to state that Thailand’s economic impact had been severe due to the lack of international tourists. In particular, the mass-tourist destination Phuket has suffered economic consequences as the result of plunged international passenger arrivals, and inadequate domestic tourists to fill their place. The objective of the paper is to identify inadequacies that help stakeholders to manage tourism development amid COVID-19 more effectively. The empirical data for this study was collected through a series of semi-structured interviews (n = 21) with local small business owners. The study offers insights into the recent tourism development during the COVID-19 global pandemic and discloses a high level of resilience amongst the small local business owner community. The majority of small business owners were able to seize opportunities through the adaptation of their business models that have the potential for long-term success. © 2021 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group.

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Obrazovanie i Nauka ; 23(5):116-130, 2021.
Article in English | Scopus | ID: covidwho-1267002

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Introduction. Online learning is a well-established pedagogical paradigm that has been researched and discussed from a number of perspectives. Educators associate a variety of opportunities and challenges with online education, and recently an unprecedented global pandemic, COVID-19, made traditional classroom teaching temporarily impossible. Emergency remote teaching (ERT) is a newly emerging sub-paradigm that possesses characteristics and challenges that differ from traditional online learning. Methodology and research methods. This study quantitatively examined undergraduate students' (n = 219) perspectives on the most important attributes that are associated with ERT. Moreover, the students' satisfaction with ERT was assessed, and the relationships between socio-demographic factors were analysed. Results and scientific novelty. A descriptive analysis revealed that most students preferred a traditional on-site classroom arrangement, while they were satisfied with the alternative ERT having fully virtual delivery. Also, the study highlighted that the students rated being knowledgeable, friendly, and patient as the most important characteristics of their lecturer in these unusual circumstances. Practical significance. The current research informs educators about student perceptions and preferences during these extraordinary circumstances of uncertain duration. © 2021 Russian State Vocational Pedagogical University. All rights reserved.

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American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology ; 224(2):S707-S708, 2021.
Article in English | Web of Science | ID: covidwho-1141190
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American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology ; 224(2):S715-S716, 2021.
Article in English | Web of Science | ID: covidwho-1141189
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American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology ; 224(2):S650-S651, 2021.
Article in English | Web of Science | ID: covidwho-1140967
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American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology ; 224(2):S560-S561, 2021.
Article in English | Web of Science | ID: covidwho-1140962
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American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology ; 224(2):S571-S571, 2021.
Article in English | Web of Science | ID: covidwho-1140961
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American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology ; 224(2):S719-S720, 2021.
Article in English | Web of Science | ID: covidwho-1140949
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