Preparedness for Online Learning in the Context of Monkeypox Virus: A Literature Review




Monkeypox, Covid-19, e-learning, learning during Monkeypox


There are rising concerns about understanding the future effects of the Monkeypox virus on all life aspects, one of which is education. The authors argue that the old outbreak of covid-19 has changed teaching forever. The educational process had been changed dramatically, and policymakers have focused on e-learning, whereby education is undertaken remotely on online learning platforms such as Zoom, WhatsApp, and Microsoft Teams. To understand the possible effect of Monkeypox on education, the authors rely on secondary data published recently regarding the same by research scholars, health centres, and international organizations to create a comprehensive discussion. A planned comparison shows that the classroom starts losing its monopoly on the environment of the learning process. Recent theoretical developments have revealed that shifting to online learning is not a concern because it escalates the retention of information. Furthermore, the effect of Covid-19 on the educational process has been made here to stay for the long run. Having this in mind, all educational institutions and related parties, such as teachers, students, ministries of education, and policymakers, already have enough experience to cope with any unexpected change in the learning process. Thereupon, the Monkeypox virus will not affect the educational process significantly like in the past three years, i.e., 2020, 2021, and 2022.

Author Biographies

  • Islam Asim Ismail, English Language Education, The English and Foreign Languages University, India

    Dr. Islam Asim Ismail is a researcher in English Language Education at The English and Foreign Languages University, India. Ismail does research on writing mistakes, learning during COVID-19, integration of technology in education, curriculum development, and honing teachers' teaching quality in ESL classrooms.

  • Laila K. A. Dawoud, Language and Literacy Education, University of Malaya, Malaysia

    Dr. Laila K. A. Dawoud  is a researcher in Language and Literacy Education at the University of Malaya. Dawoud is interested in educational drama in EFL/ESL classrooms, English speaking skills, technology integration in EFL /ESL classrooms, ELT during covid-19, technostress levels during covid-19, education in emergencies, mixed method research, and educational integrations in EFL/ESL classrooms.


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Ismail, I. A., & Dawoud, L. K. A. (2022). Preparedness for Online Learning in the Context of Monkeypox Virus: A Literature Review. International Journal of TESOL & Education, 2(5), 14-19.

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