Online mode of education: perception of college teachers toward online education during covid-19 pandemic
O P Monga, Sonia Dua
Teaching and learning in education through the online mode has become increasingly popular during recent COVID-19 pandemic. Most of the college students and teachers have adapted to this relatively new model of online teaching-learning. However, many teachers experienced some sort of difficulty in transition to online teaching. The role of digital technology through online learning platforms has been widely recognized in education delivery system. This study was conducted to determine the perceptions of college teachers toward online teaching and learning in post Covid-19 lockdown period at Government Postgraduate College, Himachal Pradesh, India. The sample for this study consisted of 56 college teachers drawn through non-probability convenience sampling method. The data were collected by administering a predesigned and pretested questionnaire to all college teachers who were involved in online teaching. A 5-point Likert scale was used in the questionnaire. The empirical data was tabulated and analyzed using descriptive statistics. It was observed from the results thatabout three-fourths (76.78%) of teachers possess very good knowledge about online teaching and techniques. Three-fourths (75%) of the teachers showed positive perception toward online teaching during the lockdown period. Overwhelming majority (89.92%) of teachers claimed that face-to-face teaching is better than the online teaching. It was observed that online teaching has not only attracted attention of teachers but it becoming very important due to COVID-19 pandemic. Interestingly, the online teaching and learning has its own merits for enhancing students’ learning and knowledge, most particularly during Covid-19 crisis and other crises of this nature, and can serve as a potential teaching method in college education.
O P Monga, Sonia Dua. Online mode of education: perception of college teachers toward online education during covid-19 pandemic. International Journal of Advanced Educational Research, Volume 7, Issue 2, 2022, Pages 42-46