Teachers’ Attitudes Towards Distance Education After The Emergency Remote Teaching Period

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Year-Number: 2022-62
Number of pages: 1355-1363
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Distance education, especially after COVID-19, is becoming more and more important all around the world. Many countries are trying to offer a richer learning environment to students with blended learning that include the combination of face-to-face and distance education. Attitude is an important factor closely related to the success of distance education. In Türkiye, from the cessation of face-to-face education on March 16, 2020, to the resumption of face-to-face education on September 6, 2021, teachers faced many changes and new practices in their educational activities. The aim of this research was to examine the attitudes of teachers working in public schools in Türkiye after this extraordinary period. In this study, a survey research design was employed. A total of 253 teachers volunteered to participate in the study. Findings showed that teachers have an indecisive attitude towards distance education after this unusual situation they experienced. In addition, it was determined that there was no significant relationship between the attitude towards distance education and gender, professional seniority, or the type of profession. These variables are not significant predictors of attitude towards distance education. On the other hand, it was found that the attitudes of the participants towards distance education differ significantly in favour of those with postgraduate education according to their educational level. The results of the research revealed that the educational level significantly predicts the attitude towards distance education.

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Distance education, especially after COVID-19, is becoming more and more important all around the world. Many countries are trying to offer a richer learning environment to students with blended learning that include the combination of face-to-face and distance education. Attitude is an important factor closely related to the success of distance education. In Türkiye, from the cessation of face-to-face education on March 16, 2020, to the resumption of face-to-face education on September 6, 2021, teachers faced many changes and new practices in their educational activities. The aim of this research was to examine the attitudes of teachers working in public schools in Türkiye after this extraordinary period. In this study, a survey research design was employed. A total of 253 teachers volunteered to participate in the study. Findings showed that teachers have an indecisive attitude towards distance education after this unusual situation they experienced. In addition, it was determined that there was no significant relationship between the attitude towards distance education and gender, professional seniority, or the type of profession. These variables are not significant predictors of attitude towards distance education. On the other hand, it was found that the attitudes of the participants towards distance education differ significantly in favour of those with postgraduate education according to their educational level. The results of the research revealed that the educational level significantly predicts the attitude towards distance education.

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