Online Teaching during COVID-19 Pandemic: Teachers’ Experiences from a Chinese University

Tsegay, Samson M. and Ashraf, Muhammad A. and Perveen, Shahnaz and Zegergish, Mulugeta Z. (2022) Online Teaching during COVID-19 Pandemic: Teachers’ Experiences from a Chinese University. Sustainability, 14. p. 568. ISSN 2071-1050

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This paper explores the experiences of Chinese university teachers during the COVID-19 pandemic, with a particular emphasis on the teaching and learning methods adopted and the benefits and challenges encountered in the process. It is based on semi-structured interviews with 13 Chinese university teachers selected through purposive sampling. The findings suggest that the COVID-19 pandemic forced the university and teachers to adopt online teaching and learning without necessary preparations. Most of the teachers had no adequate ICT and pedagogical training to engage in online teaching and learning. The teachers used the little knowledge they had to learn creating videos and managing online classes gradually. In addition to the flexibility benefits, online learning is expected to transform the teaching and learning process in China to become more interactive and student-centered, which would be a significant achievement for teachers who have been practicing traditional teaching methods. This research provides a better understanding of the benefits and challenges of online learning, which could be vital for future adjustments or educational reforms.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: sustainable education, online learning, COVID-19, higher education, China
Faculty: COVID-19 Research Collection
Faculty of Health, Education, Medicine & Social Care
SWORD Depositor: Symplectic User
Depositing User: Symplectic User
Date Deposited: 07 Jan 2022 09:56
Last Modified: 16 Mar 2022 16:21

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