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IJIET 2023 Vol.13(2): 335-343 ISSN: 2010-3689
doi: 10.18178/ijiet.2023.13.2.1812

Exploring Teaching Experience in Distance Learning during COVID-19: A Qualitative Case Study

Abdullah Ambusaidi* and Maimoona H. Al Abri

Abstract—This study sought to explore the awareness of teachers in K-12 during the pandemic about several aspects of online learning: instructional strategies, motivational factors for students, and the application of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) to lesson plans produced by teachers. This exploratory case study used a focus-group discussion and an evaluation form with a sample of thirty (N=30) teachers. The results showed that the teachers were unaware of some of the instructional strategies for online learning. The teachers and their students were not sufficiently prepared or qualified for the emergency transition to online learning. The results suggest that it is important to prepare professional development for teachers about instructional strategies and learning theories for online learning and blended learning.

Index Terms—Emergency remote teaching, motivation, online learning, stimulus, Universal Design for Learning (UDL).

A. Ambusaidi is with the Ministry of Education, Oman.
M. Al-Abri is with Sultan Qaboos University, Oman (e-mail: m.alabri4@squ.edu.om).
*Correspondence: ambusaidi40@hotmail.com.


Cite: Abdullah Ambusaidi* and Maimoona H. Al Abri, "Exploring Teaching Experience in Distance Learning during COVID-19: A Qualitative Case Study," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 13, no. 2, pp. 335-343, 2023.

Copyright © 2023 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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