Online Teaching during Covid-19 Pandemic: Perspectives of Stakeholders

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2022-09
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Commonwealth of Learning (COL)
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PCF10 Sub-theme: Building Resilience // The present paper studied the experiences and problems confronted by students and teachers of higher education institutions of India for online teaching during Covid-19 pandemic. The researchers through online survey, and interviews collected the data. The students’ engagement was characterized by reading of digital study materials, asking questions for doubt clearing, reading of PPTs, noting down important points in the class and preparing class notes. The teachers’ engagement was characterized by preparation of class note and PPTs, asking questions to students for making the class interactive, sharing of reading materials, delivery of lecture on the content, clarifying students’ doubts and collection of assignment and feedback from students; and reflections for improving teaching. Both students and teachers preferred online classes and viewed that it is preferred for self-motivated students. Regarding its benefits, both teachers and student viewed that online teaching saves time in course coverage, improves their self-learning habits and exposed to wide variety of digital materials and collaborative technologies and have increased presentation, communication and interpersonal skills. Students are confronted with serious problems like, poor network connectivity, high rate of data consumption and physical discomforts. The prominent problems confronted by the teachers are poor students’ attendance, poor participation, missing liveliness of teaching and no pedagogical orientation on online teaching. // Paper ID 3258

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Online Teaching Practice,Higher Education,Online Learning,Learning Preferences
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India
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Asia
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