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IJIET 2021 Vol.11(1): 41-46 ISSN: 2010-3689
doi: 10.18178/ijiet.2021.11.1.1487

Online Teaching Challenges during COVID-19 Pandemic

Mohamed Hassan

Abstract—A serious situation the world has faced, a virus is spreading very fast almost in every country leaving millions infected and hundreds of thousands dead. The whole aspects of life have been affected, health, economy, travel, manufacturing, trade and education is no exception. Universities cancelled face-to-face study, canceled study-abroad programs, forced students to leave dorms and in some cases students in off-campus housing, too, were asked to vacate and moved to online teaching. Meanwhile, Scheduled conferences have been cancelled, and almost every sports event or even practice have also been put on hold. The coronavirus pandemic has upended the world’s education system, as most schools in almost every country have closed their doors for extended periods to combat the spread of the virus. Millions of students across 209 countries infected by the COVID-19 virus have been affected by school closures and health officials were predicting the crisis would last for months. The uncertainty caused by the pandemic seems to discourage not only the parents but also the educators as well from being hopeful that the quality of the education process will be guaranteed. This paper provides a view point and a review for the challenges faced by the students, educators, and schools during the Coronavirus pandemic in order to have better understanding for the online education challenges for better planning and management of the education process.

Index Terms—COVID-19, coronavirus, education challenges, online education.

The author is with Department of Industrial and Management Engineering, Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport, Alexandria, Egypt (e-mail: mkhassan@aast.edu).


Cite: Mohamed Hassan, "Online Teaching Challenges during COVID-19 Pandemic," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 11, no. 1, pp. 41-46, 2021.

Copyright © 2021 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).

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 2022: 2.0), INSPEC (IET), UGC-CARE List (India), CNKI, EBSCO, Google Scholar
  • E-mail: ijiet@ejournal.net


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