Embarking digital learning due to COVID-19: are teachers ready?
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The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in school closures all over the globe and forced students to embarkon digital learning to ensure learning continuity. The implementation of digital learning on educationalsettings has posed challenges particularly for developing countries to improve human resources andinfrastructure. On this basis, this study explores the teacher readiness in conducting digital learning inYogyakarta, Indonesia. This exploratory study employed an online questionnaire and semi-structuredinterviews via either voice or video calls to safely gather data from K-12 teachers of 27 different schoolsin the middle of the pandemic in Yogyakarta. This study found that the teachers perceived they werepsychologically, technologically, and pedagogically ready to conduct digital teaching and learning. Thisstudy also discovered that the digital learning problems were mostly encountered by teachers in rural areas.Another problem was generated from the different levels of students’ affordance of technology thatmainly led to digital learning inequality. Therefore, this study proposed an alternative choice of technologyand teaching methodology to adopt and to adjust as a solution to the occurring learning problems. Inaddition, it also discussed the teachers’ perceptions of digital learning
CitationAditya, D.S. Embarking digital learning due to COVID-19: are teachers ready? "JOTSE: Journal of Technology and Science Education", Abril 2021, vol. 11, núm. 1, p. 104-116.