Perception Of College Teachers On Online Teaching During Covid 19 Pandemic In Mizoram

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Prof. Lalbiakdiki Hnamte , Dr. F. Lalrinzuali


COVID-19 has severely affected all teaching institutions all over the globe. The government has imposed lockdown many times due to fear of the spreading of the virus. This has created a lot of disruption in the education sector at all levels all over the world. The Covid-19 Pandemic changes the life of every household economically in almost all parts of the World. This pandemic also changes the education teaching-learning process to an online method. Although there are many positive impacts of online education, a huge digital divide between the rich and the poor, the privileged and the underprivileged. Many factors like lack of irregular power supply, poor internet connectivity, and non-availability of mobile phones, laptops, and computers are some of the big challenges for economically deprived students and also students who are residing in rural areas. This paper intended to study the perception of college teachers on the online teaching-learning process in Mizoram during the COVID-19 period. A total of 406 college teachers participated in this study. A self-constructed questionnaire was used for the collection of data. The findings revealed that lack of facilities; infrastructure, technical tools, and poor internet connection are the major problems and challenges faced by the teachers and students in conducting online classes. Suggestions and recommendations are provided to improve online teaching and learning.

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