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Ms. Sharon Vijaya BALAKRISHNAN
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An Exploratory Descriptive study on Primary School Teachers Perception of Online Teaching
Presentation abstract
The Covid-19 pandemic has caused unprecedented changes in the teaching and learning process resulting in the shift from face-to-face to online instructions. The shift to online teaching has raised concerns on the teachers’ digital competency and their challenges in online instructions. The current study explored English language teachers' perceptions and challenges faced during the sudden shift to online teaching mode. The study used exploratory descriptive approach and employed both survey and interview methods to collect data. A sample of 102 primary school English language teachers from government schools in Perak, Malaysia participated in the survey and 10 teachers were interviewed. The results revealed that teachers’ perceived ease of use of online teaching using Google Classroom, WhatsApp, and Telegram Groups in terms of utility and simplicity of the online teaching mode was high. The ease of use of the online tools suggests that teachers perceived the online teaching mode effective. Further, teachers who are not prepared to accommodate the changes, faced challenges in implementing online learning. Aspects such as online teaching strategies, psychological qualities, and technological competence among English language teachers confirmed as influential factors in online teaching practices. The research recommends the need for continuous professional development training programme for in-service teachers to improve their digital competency for effective online teaching experiences.
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Online teaching, teachers’ perceptions, digital competency, English language, challenges
Application of technology to the language classroom
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Submitted: Saturday, 28 August 2021, 12:52 PM [JST]
Modified: Thursday, 16 December 2021, 8:02 AM [JST]
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