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: firstname.lastname@example.org).
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).