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The Challenges of Online Learning for Teachers during Pandemic

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Bin Yan, Nurfajriani Ayatillah Syahrunnisa*

School of Civil Engineering, Central South University, Changsha, Hunan, 410075, China.

*Corresponding author: Nurfajriani Ayatillah Syahrunnisa


Until now, we are still haunted by what is called the Corona Virus or COVID-19. Due to the pandemic, the way of education has changed to online education since 2020. Education is an important component of the quality of a nation’s improvement; however, recent research has shown that education system has to face challenges in online learning which is still inefficient. But, there are problems in teaching and students’ learning habits through online learning. This study is aimed to investigate the online learning challenges experienced by teachers during this pandemic. Teacher’s feedback and statements were collected using semistructured interviews. Overall, teachers concurred that the online learning is not as effective as conventional learning activities (face to face), because the unexpected educational transformation still cannot adapt to the teaching and learning habit. Moreover, some courses must be explained directly and more fully, so that all students can understand and recall the lesson later.


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The Challenges of Online Learning for Teachers during Pandemic

How to cite this paper:  Bin Yan, Nurfajriani Ayatillah Syahrunnisa. (2022). The Challenges of Online Learning for Teachers during Pandemic. The Educational Review, USA6(3), 56-61.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.26855/er.2022.03.001

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