Employing Google Classroom to Teach Female Students during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Tarteer, S., Badah, A. & Khlaif, Z. N. (2021). Employing Google Classroom to Teach Female Students during the COVID-19 Pandemic, Computers in the Schools, DOI: 10.1080/07380569.2021.1988318
This study sought to understand the experiences of female 11th-graders in English classes that used Google Classroom applications during emergent e-learning due to COVID-19. Teachers and students used Google Classroom in place of face-to-face learning in Palestine as required by the Ministry of Education. A qualitative approach with semi-structured interviews was used to explore the experience of students using Google Classroom, with thematic analysis to analyze the data. Results indicated that most students were interested in using the Google Classroom application; however, the findings revealed that some students preferred face-to-face learning over the Google Classroom application because they suffered from internet speed issues. The study suggests that in training teachers and students on how to use Google Classroom more effectively the Ministry of Education should play a vital role in encouraging both teachers and students to use this application for teaching purposes.
- Badah, Amjad
- Khlaif, Zuheir N
- Tarteer, Safia