An Investigation into Perception of Online Teaching and the Challenges of Online Teaching Faced by English Lecturers at Quang Trung University during COVID-19 Outbreak
Keywords:Teachers’ perception, online teaching, challenges
AbstractUniversities worldwide have shifted from face-to-face to online teaching due to the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, and Quang Trung University in Quy Nhon City was not an exception. However, there has yet to be research on online teaching at the university. This research was conducted to fill this gap. The authors conducted the study to investigate teachers' perceptions and problems when teaching online. Seven English lecturers at the university were asked to fill in a semi-structured questionnaire and attend interviews afterward. The findings showed that most lecturers were satisfied with online classes and encountered some difficulties, including how to motivate and communicate with their university students effectively and lack of technical skills as well as technical issues. In this article, researchers have provided an overview of lecturers' perceptions and some obstacles to online teaching; therefore, teachers may overcome difficulties and attain effectiveness when teaching online.
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