Abstract—Before the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)
crisis, most academic institutions, i.e., schools, colleges, and
universities in Kuwait utilized face-to-face settings, and hence,
were based on only traditional methods of learning. Although
many academic institutions have started employing blended
learning, several institutions continue to stick with conventional
procedures. The sudden outbreak of the COVID-19 crisis has
shaken the educational sector in Kuwait, and the Middle East
and North Africa region by forcing instructors to shift to the
online mode of teaching overnight to maintain their status.
Many instructors hesitant of readjusting their conventional
pedagogical approach have had no option except shifting solely
to an online teaching environment. Consequently, the purpose
of this study is to shed light on the challenges and highlight the
success factors of e-learning and the online teaching approach
during the COVID-19 crisis. This study also proposes some
useful suggestions for professionals in higher education
institutions, i.e., senior managers, leaders, and others, on
dealing with the challenges associated with the online paradigm
in the post-COVID-19 crisis time-period.
Index Terms—COVID-19, e-learning, online teaching, challenges and success factors.
The author is with the Arab Open University, Kuwait Branch, Kuwait (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cite: Sumayya A. Banna, "The Emerging Challenges for Online Teaching in the Times of COVID-19: An Emerging Market Perspective," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 12, no. 3, pp. 239-245, 2022.Copyright © 2022 by the authors. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited (CC BY 4.0).