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ELT Online Challenges during Coronavirus Time, A Case Study of Jouf University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Journal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.10, No. 2)

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Page : 1296-1300

Keywords : ELT; Corona; virus;

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The study aims at investigating the ELT online challenges at Jouf university, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia during Corona virus time. A checklist of challenges was designed and delivered electronically to a sample of 30 instructors to choose a challenge or challenges from the list that they faced during online teaching at Corona virus time. The responses were collected, analysed and discussed using suitable excel tool. The study concludes that: 40 % of the participants faced challenge using online teaching entity like Blackboard, zoom, Meet, Moodle. etc. 80 % of the participants faced challenge with the absence of facial expression, e.g. eye contact as well as weakness of Students – students interaction and half number of the participants complained about the weakness of Students - teachers interaction, 56.6 of the participants complained about the slowdown on the internet caused by the too many users and 40 % have difficulty sharing Video/audio materials. Finally the study recommended that instructors should have workshop and training on using online technical entities. Instructors should also activate the role of the students through having videos activities presentations and assignments, add to that, instructors should activate the role of students – students interaction through video sessions or activities and should have good connection to internet that capable of delivering, interacting and sharing material. Key words: ELT Corona virus Challenges

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