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An Exploratory Study of the Obstacles for Achieving Quality in Distance Learning during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Bashitialshaer, Raed LU ; Lassoued, Zohra and Alhendawi, Mohammed (2020) In Education Sciences 10(9). p.232-245
Abstract
This study aims to reveal the obstacles to achieving quality in distance learning during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and was based on a large sample of professors and students of universities in the Arab world (Algerian, Egyptian, Palestinian, and Iraqi). The primary aim of this research was to investigate the various ways in which students pursued their studies at home during the university suspension as a result of COVID-19. In this paper, the researchers use an exploratory descriptive approach through a questionnaire with a conveniently selected sample of 400 professors and student’s returns out of 600 were distributed. The results indicate that the professors and students faced self-imposed obstacles, as well as pedagogical,... (More)
This study aims to reveal the obstacles to achieving quality in distance learning during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and was based on a large sample of professors and students of universities in the Arab world (Algerian, Egyptian, Palestinian, and Iraqi). The primary aim of this research was to investigate the various ways in which students pursued their studies at home during the university suspension as a result of COVID-19. In this paper, the researchers use an exploratory descriptive approach through a questionnaire with a conveniently selected sample of 400 professors and student’s returns out of 600 were distributed. The results indicate that the professors and students faced self-imposed obstacles, as well as pedagogical, technical, and financial or organizational obstacles. Recommendations are presented to overcome and understand these obstacles to benefit in the future during unexpected or similar problems. (Less)
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learning barriers obstacles, quality, distance learning, COVID-19 pandemic, questionnaire, professors and students
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Education Sciences
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10.3390/educsci10090232
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  language     = {eng},
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  number       = {9},
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  publisher    = {MDPI AG},
  series       = {Education Sciences},
  title        = {An Exploratory Study of the Obstacles for Achieving Quality in Distance Learning during the COVID-19 Pandemic},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/educsci10090232},
  doi          = {10.3390/educsci10090232},
  volume       = {10},
  year         = {2020},
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