Arab World English Journal (AWEJ) 2nd Special Issue on Covid 19 Challenges January 2022 Pp.245-257
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
Received: 8/18/2021 Accepted:12/20/2021 Published: 1/24/2022
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.
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