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University Professors’ Perceptions of Online Learning during the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Case Study

Dorinë Rakaj

Abstract—Higher education around the world has undergone significant transformation as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. This transition compelled Kosovar teachers at all levels to switch to an online mode right away. This study aims to investigate professors' perceptions of online learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. A qualitative descriptive approach was used in this study. A questionnaire was used to elicit the responses of 20 professors at University ‘‘Ukshin Hoti’’ Prizren, Kosovo. The questionnaire used a 5-point Likert scale. The data were processed using simple statistical analysis. The findings of this study revealed that, on average, professors had positive perceptions towards online classes during the pandemic. This study also revealed that most of professors experienced several technical problems during online classes. Although they experienced some technical problems, the study showed that most of professors enjoyed the online teaching experience. The outcomes of this study will help policymakers and educational institutions design practical and useful online teaching methods and techniques for teachers in the post COVID world.

Index Terms—COVID-19 pandemic, online learning, professors’ perceptions.

Dorinë Rakaj is with Department of English Language and Literature, University ‘‘Ukshin Hoti’’ Prizren, 20000 Kosovo (e-mail: dorine.rakaj@uni-prizren.com).

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General Information

  • ISSN: 2010-3689 (Online)
  • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Inf. Educ. Technol.
  • Frequency: Monthly
  • DOI: 10.18178/IJIET
  • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Steve Thatcher
  • Executive Editor: Ms. Nancy Y. Liu
  • Abstracting/ Indexing: Scopus (CiteScore 2021: 1.3), INSPEC (IET), UGC-CARE List (India), CNKI, EBSCO, Google Scholar
  • E-mail: ijiet@ejournal.net


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