Arab World English Journal (AWEJ) 2nd Special Issue on Covid 19 Challenges January 2022        Pp.169-182
DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.24093/awej/covid2.11

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Google Meet during COVID 19 Pandemic: When Teachers Raise the Challenge  

Benmansour Souheyla
Department of English language
Faculty of Letters, Languages, and Arts
Mohammed Ben Ahmed University of Oran 2, Algeria
Email: benmansour.souhila@yahoo.com

 

Received: 11/24/2021             Accepted: 12/22/2021            Published: 1/24/2022

 

Abstract:
Under the shade of coronavirus pandemic, schools and universities worldwide have moved towards online learning to assure the continuity of academic activities. Great interest was, hence, directed towards the opinions and stands of teachers about distant online education.  It is of paramount importance to inspect teachers’ perceptions and attitudes. When they have positive perceptions about online education, teachers also adopt positive attitudes towards educational technology. Thus, they would accept the change and challenge the shift to online virtual classes. This research studies the online learning process and which mechanisms teachers have utilized to prop up virtual learning. The central questions that shape this study are: what are the perspectives and attitudes of EFL teachers about using Google Meet in online classes?  Which challenges would make them resist the change?  The present research work under inspection aims to give an in-depth look at online teaching and learning in the Algerian context during the Covid-19 Pandemic, by considering the department of English Language at Oran University as a case study. The study’s findings show that participants have overall positive perspectives and attitudes about using Google Meet during the ongoing pandemic with many challenges. Developing digital proficiency of teachers and students, enhancing students’ motivation, and assuring the quality of internet facilities were the leading suggestions for an effective shift to online education.
Keywords: Covid-19, challenges, effectiveness, Google Meet, online education, perceptions

   Cite as: Benmansour, S. (2022). Google Meet during COVID 19 Pandemic: When Teachers Raise the Challenge.  Arab World English Journal (AWEJ) 2nd Special Issue on Covid 19 Challenges (2) 169-182.
DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.24093/awej/covid2.11

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Received: 11/24/2021 
Accepted: 12/22/2021 
Published: 1/24/2022
https://dx.doi.org/10.24093/awej/covid2.11

Dr. Benmansour Souheyla is an MC ‘A’ lecturer at Mohammed Ben Ahmed University of Oran 2, Algeria. She holds a magister entitled: the effect of integrating Interactive Whiteboard upon students’ engagement in an EFL Context: the case of technology students at Tlemcen University in 2014.  In 2019, she held a doctorate in science (English language studies) entitled: ‘Integrating ICT in Algerian EFL Context: Spotlight of Teachers’ Perceptions and Outlooks .In July 2021, she got the University accreditation from the University of Mohammed Ben Ahmed -Oran 2. ORCiDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-7067-6995