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An Exploratory Study of the Obstacles for Achieving Quality in Distance Learning during the COVID-19 Pandemic

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College of Social and Human Sciences, El Oued University, El Oued 39000, Algeria
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Education and Psychology, Al-Azhar University, Gaza Box 1277, Palestine
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Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Lund University, 201, 221 00 Lund, Sweden
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Educ. Sci. 2020, 10(9), 232; https://doi.org/10.3390/educsci10090232
Received: 17 August 2020 / Revised: 30 August 2020 / Accepted: 1 September 2020 / Published: 3 September 2020
This study aims to reveal the obstacles to achieving quality in distance learning during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and was based on a large sample of professors and students of universities in the Arab world (Algerian, Egyptian, Palestinian, and Iraqi). The primary aim of this research was to investigate the various ways in which students pursued their studies at home during the university suspension as a result of COVID-19. In this paper, the researchers use an exploratory descriptive approach through a questionnaire with a conveniently selected sample of 400 professors and student’s returns out of 600 were distributed. The results indicate that the professors and students faced self-imposed obstacles, as well as pedagogical, technical, and financial or organizational obstacles. Recommendations are presented to overcome and understand these obstacles to benefit in the future during unexpected or similar problems. View Full-Text
Keywords: learning barriers obstacles; quality; distance learning; COVID-19 pandemic; questionnaire; professors and students learning barriers obstacles; quality; distance learning; COVID-19 pandemic; questionnaire; professors and students
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Lassoued, Z.; Alhendawi, M.; Bashitialshaaer, R. An Exploratory Study of the Obstacles for Achieving Quality in Distance Learning during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Educ. Sci. 2020, 10, 232. https://doi.org/10.3390/educsci10090232

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Lassoued Z, Alhendawi M, Bashitialshaaer R. An Exploratory Study of the Obstacles for Achieving Quality in Distance Learning during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Education Sciences. 2020; 10(9):232. https://doi.org/10.3390/educsci10090232

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Lassoued, Zohra, Mohammed Alhendawi, and Raed Bashitialshaaer. 2020. "An Exploratory Study of the Obstacles for Achieving Quality in Distance Learning during the COVID-19 Pandemic" Education Sciences 10, no. 9: 232. https://doi.org/10.3390/educsci10090232

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