ONLINE TEACHING AND LEARNING – THE VOICE OF TEACHERS IN THE COLLEGES OF EDUCATION IN GHANA
Solomon Ofori Jnr Gyane
In the expansion and development of education through online, technology has contributed and now contributing to the use of online teaching and learning by teachers. As the study sought to explore the challenges that lecturers at college of education face in using online teaching and learning. The study philosophy is an interpretative paradigm which is associated with qualitative study. The study design is an exploratory research design that gives a speculative thought on the voice of teachers at college of education when it comes to online teaching and learning. The study used a qualitative approach that expresses the study results in words and also provide an in-depth into the objectives of the study. The population of the study comprised of all tutors at the college of education in Ghana. The study used a snowball sampling technique to reach the tutors at the college of education. Findings revealed that ICT makes online education possible and that it makes online teaching and learning easy to reach a class of many students. The study shows that online teaching and learning makes it possible for education to take place even if learners and teachers are at a separate place and ensures that students outside the school for one or two reasons get access to what their colleagues learnt at their absence. The study concludes that running out of data, device damaging, students not responding as expected, students not meeting on time, and students do the little talking instead of more talking are the challenges that lecturers at College of Education face in using online teaching and learning.
college, teaching, learning, lecturer, student and internet