Teaching Online: Challenges and Questions

Authors

  • Shachinder Arya Research Scholar, Department of Education, University of Delhi, India
  • Pooja Research Scholar, Department of Social Work, University of Delhi, India

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.51983/arss-2021.10.2.2923

Keywords:

Online Teaching, Teaching Methods, Student-Teacher Relationship

Abstract

This is a short research article based on the challenges and questions arising due to online education of government school students. It has been written in the light of online learning during the temporary shutdown of the schools in the unexpected situation of COVID-19. Data collection for this study was done during April and May, 2020. An interview schedule was prepared and seven government school teachers from Delhi participated, voluntarily. These teachers were concerned for the classes till high school. Interviews were based on the online teaching experience of teachers from disciplines of English, Hindi, Mathematics, Science, and Social Sciences. With this piece the researchers tried to examine two main areas. Firstly, the methods and their impact used to teach different disciplines. Secondly, the student -   teacher relationship during online learning.

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Published

05-11-2021

How to Cite

Arya, S., & Pooja. (2021). Teaching Online: Challenges and Questions. Asian Review of Social Sciences, 10(2), 70–74. https://doi.org/10.51983/arss-2021.10.2.2923