Teacher’s Perceptions Regarding Online Instructional Technology for English Language Teaching & Learning in Covid–19 Pandemic
Keywords:Online Instructional Technology, English Language Teaching and Learning, COVID-19, Technology
During these immediate and unprecedented challenges faced in education due to COVID-19, the mode of instruction suddenly shifted from face-to-face (FTF) to online. The Pandemic's lockdown has created an opportunity for English language teachers and learners to explore new digital tools and resources in teaching and learning English. The aim of the present study is therefore to document the perceptions of English-language teachers about online Instructional teaching (OIT) in general and during the pandemic in particular. A Google form-based survey questionnaire was distributed randomly to English language teachers through social media networks because of lockdown during the Pandemic. We have used descriptive statistics to analyze the data quantitatively. The results indicate that most of the teachers have positive perceptions toward OIT. The results also reveal that the use of OIT is effective for English language teachers and learners. The findings reveal that even though teachers are motivated in using technology in English language teaching, their intentions, and perceptions toward the use of OIT are restricted to handle the present circumstances of COVID-19. It also shows that professional training programs also play an important role in enhancing teachers’ skills in using technology.