MOVING CLASSES ONLINE: OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES FOR EDUCATORS
Journal: Environment & Ecosystem Science (EES)
Author: Geetha Rajaram, Sateesh Kumar T.K, Jagadish Angadi
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The current pandemic situation impacted severely many spectrum (spheres of life) including the education sector. Nevertheless, there was the use of online technology and methods, but spur in the impetus has been in the recent times. It is paradigm shift from face-to-face class to moving classes online: with lot of opportunities and challenges countered by educator and manifested its effectiveness in learning objectives. This research paper attempted to evaluate the new tools & techniques adopted by the educator. Further the opportunities and challenges faced by educator were recognized. This paper attempted to find the teaching effectiveness using the new pedagogy. An ‘Effective Teaching Methods (ETM) Model’ has been developed to measure the teaching effectiveness towards meeting the learning objectives. Methodology: Quantitative method of data collection was followed; 13 variables were identified for analysis of the opportunities and challenges by the educator. Multivariate Regression (SEM) was used to develop the ‘ETM Model’ along with construction of hypothesis. The results showed that there is a high value in the use of tools and methods by educator, while moving classes online. The ‘ETM Model’ revealed that there exists a convergence between opportunities and challenges for teaching effectiveness.