The incidence of Information Anxiety in virtual education in Mexico during the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic

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Authors: Adriana Acero GutierrezMariel Garcia-HernandezMarco Marin Alvarezand Nancy Alejandra Noriega Tovilla

Abstract: The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic that occurred at the beginning of 2020 caused education to migrate to digital platforms and environments, resulting in the modification of educational models which have had a direct impact on teaching work, in the modality of learning and how virtual teaching itself was administered, such a situation caused a rethinking of the use of digital tools and its impact on said practice. Mexico has been the country that has had the most stumbling blocks with respect to this new modality in what corresponds to North America, caused by the term known as Information Anxiety, which is defined by the saturation of information, causing a lack of understanding of what is presented by part of the students, learning barriers and misuse of the information itself. This study addresses an exploratory analysis of the consequences of this phenomenon in online education in Mexico and its impact on academic society.

Keywords: information anxiety, education, mexico, covid 19, pandemic, virtual

DOI: 10.54941/ahfe1002414

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