Will teachers continue to teach online post-COVID-19?
Source of Publication
Behaviour and Information Technology
Numerous studies have captured the experiences of teachers teaching online, but the current ‘emergency’ to teach online is unprecedented and has been challenging. Grounded in the theory of cognitive dissonance, this paper attempts to recapitulate the experiences of university teachers and analyses whether they have developed the consonant cognitions to teach online during the pandemic period or would they prefer switching back to ‘normal’ teaching as soon as the circumstances permit. Technology-enabled teaching has been found to be complex as it mandates teaching in a computerised setting and lacks an element of social interaction, which is at the heart of face-to-face teaching. Using Structural Equation Modelling, this study presents the determining factors that motivate teachers to embrace technology-driven teaching more convincingly. The study finds that in the absence of adequate training imparted to the teachers for developing technological and pedagogical knowledge (TPK), high psychological capital and facilitating conditions are the two most important factors ensuring teaching proficiency, creating positive online experiences and a continued intention to teach online.
Informa UK Limited
Online teaching, COVID-19, cognitive dissonance, psychological capital, technological-pedagogical knowledge (TPK), teaching proficiency
Arora, Jaskiran; Sahi, Gurjeet Kaur; and Yates, Nicholas, "Will teachers continue to teach online post-COVID-19?" (2022). All Works. 5000.
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