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I. T. Sanusi, S. A. Olaleye and O. A. Dada, "Teaching experiences during COVID-19 pandemic: Narratives from ResearchGate," 2020 XV Conferencia Latinoamericana de Tecnologias de Aprendizaje (LACLO), Loja, Ecuador, 2020, pp. 1-6, doi: 10.1109/LACLO50806.2020.9381133

Teaching experiences during COVID-19 pandemic : narratives from ResearchGate

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Author: Sanusi, Ismaila Temitayo1; Olaleye, Sunday Adewale2; Dada, Oluwaseun Alexander3
Organizations: 1School of Computing, University of Eastern Finland
2Dept. of marketing, Management and International Business, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
3Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland (FIMM), University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
Format: article
Version: accepted version
Access: open
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Language: English
Published: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2021
Publish Date: 2021-03-26


The COVID-19 pandemic has remarkably affected every sphere of our lives and education inclusive. It greatly disrupted the teaching and learning process, necessitating alternative approaches at different times to ameliorate the situation. In the new normal, various pedagogical tactics and teaching strategies are employed for content delivery. More so, different platforms are utilized to enable learning as well as assessment techniques. This study, therefore, sought to explore the teaching experiences during the pandemic. It also highlights the success factors of online teaching during the COVID-19 semester and the best assessment strategies used during the pandemic. The methodology adopted in the study is narrative and, precisely, the Naturalist narrative. The data utilized are the discussions and responses from questions posed on ResearchGate. The retrieved responses reveal both positive and negative experiences, but more of the challenges encountered dominated the reviews. Many factors account for the negative experiences such as internet issues including its cost, student’s participation rate, insufficient media instructions, lack of students preparation, and preference for face to face class. The responses further show that various platforms enable teaching to continue remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the preference of tools used by individuals differs based on interest, audience, location, the content of the course, accessibility, among others. We gave a conclusion and offered a useful suggestion for future study.

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ISBN: 978-1-7281-9268-0
ISBN Print: 978-1-7281-9269-7
Pages: 1 - 6
DOI: 10.1109/LACLO50806.2020.9381133
Host publication: Proceedings of the XV Latin American Conference on Learning Technologies Laclo 2020. 19-23 October 2020 Loja, Ecuador
Host publication editor: Piedra, Nelson
Romero, Audrey
Cadme, Elizabeth
Chacón, Mario
Sprock, Antonio Silva
Frango, Ismar
Conference: Latin American Conference on Learning Objects and Technology
Type of Publication: A4 Article in conference proceedings
Field of Science: 516 Educational sciences
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