Online Distance Learning Challenges and Job Performance During Covid-19 Pandemic: Experience of Primary School Teachers in Dungun, Terengganu
The global crisis sparked by the coronavirus epidemic has had a significant influence on global health, social interaction, and economic growth, and Malaysia is no exception. During the COVID-19 pandemic season, the government has mandated that schools remain closed and that all learning be done online. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, online transactions, and interactions, as well as e-learning, have become the standard, and Internet connectivity is no longer an option, but rather a requirement. This study aims to examine the relationship between teachers' performance and the challenges they faced with online distance learning. Four primary schools in both urban and rural areas in Dungun were involved in the study. The online survey questionnaire was distributed to 111 primary school teachers in selected schools. Pearson correlation and multiple regression were used to analyze the relationship between independent variables (new technology, teaching skills, working environment and students’ acceptance) and dependent variable (job performance). The results demonstrated a moderately positive link between the job performance of the teachers and all independent variables. The relationship between the working environment and job performance was the strongest. While there was little association between students’ acceptance and job performance. More study is needed to include additional elements that may also have an impact on work performance besides filling the knowledge gaps in this overall grasp of the obstacles of online distance learning.
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