TECHNOLOGICAL ACCEPTANCE AMONG PAKISTANI PUBLIC-SECTOR UNIVERSITY TEACHERS: CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES OF TEACHING LITERATURE ONLINE

Authors

  • Sehrish Shafi
  • Dr. Ghazal Shaikh Institute of English Language and Literature, University of Sindh, Pakistan
  • Tania Shaikh Bahria University, Karachi, Pakistan

Keywords:

Online teaching, English literature, Pakistan, Challenges, Opportunities

Abstract

In the context of the pandemic, teaching and learning in higher education shifted greatly towards the online mode of learning. Having moved on from the scenario, we have looked at the perceptions of teachers regarding challenges and opportunities provided by online teaching and learning of literature. Five teachers from two public-sector institutions were interviewed using a semi-structured interview schedule. The interviews were analysed using thematic analysis. The analysis showed that teachers faced a number of challenges such as lack of connectivity, lack of competence and training. They also believed that students tended to become rather passive in online classes. However, they not only pointed out the challenges but also focussed on how literature teaching had become more fun due to the use of online learning platforms. We recommend that online teaching of literature should be continued to some extent post- Covid 19 as well.

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Published

29-11-2023

How to Cite

Shafi, S., Shaikh, D. G., & Shaikh, T. (2023). TECHNOLOGICAL ACCEPTANCE AMONG PAKISTANI PUBLIC-SECTOR UNIVERSITY TEACHERS: CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES OF TEACHING LITERATURE ONLINE. Balochistan Journal of Linguistics, 11, 14. Retrieved from https://journals.luawms.edu.pk/bjl/article/view/59