Arab World English Journal (AWEJ) 2nd Special Issue on Covid 19 Challenges January 2022                   Pp.245-257
DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.24093/awej/covid2.16

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The Attitudes of Public-School Teachers towards E-learning in Saudi Arabia 

Mona Ali Alasmari
English Language Department
Faculty of Languages and Translation
King Khalid University
Abha, Saudi Arabia
E-mail: alasmarimonaa@gmail.com

 

Received: 8/18/2021               Accepted:12/20/2021              Published: 1/24/2022

 

 Abstract:
The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted education in Saudi Arabia. During this crisis, in 2020-2021, public schools in Saudi Arabia began to fully exploit the possibilities of e-learning for the first time by launching the Madrasati Platform. This study aims to investigate the attitudes of Saudi public-school teachers towards e-learning and their views concerning its advantages and disadvantages. A quantitative method involving the use of a Google Form questionnaire was employed. The study collected responses from 202 public-school English teachers from different regions in Saudi Arabia. The results show that the teachers generally had neutral attitudes towards e-learning, positive views of its advantages, and neutral opinions about its disadvantages. The researcher recommends that more studies explore teachers’ attitudes in different fields and the advantages and disadvantages of e-learning in each region of Saudi Arabia. The results of this research are important for both teachers and educational stakeholders in Saudi Arabia in terms of further developing the e-learning process in the future.
Keywords: attitude, COVID-19, e-learning, English teachers, Madrasati Platform, pandemic, public-school, Saudi Arabia, school, teachers

Cite as:  Alasmari, M. A.  (2022). The Attitudes of Public-School Teachers towards E-learning in Saudi Arabia.  Arab World English Journal (AWEJ) 2nd Special Issue on Covid 19 Challenges (2) 245-257.
DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.24093/awej/covid2.16

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Received: 8/18/2021  
Accepted: 12/20/2021
Published: 1/24/2022
https://dx.doi.org/10.24093/awej/covid2.16

Mona Ali Alasmari holds M.A. degree in Applied Linguistics from the Faculty of Languages and Translation at King Khalid University. She has a General Diploma in Education from the Faculty of Education at KKU.
ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8673-0949