The Effectiveness of Teaching and Learning Online: A Study on HUFI’s English-majored Students
Keywords:teaching and learning online, teaching and learning during COVID-19, benefits of online teaching and learning, challenges of online teaching and learning
Teaching and learning any courses online used to be considered ineffective in most educational institutions in Vietnam. However, during negative impacts of COVID-19 on education, teaching, and learning online should be an effective alternative solution. This study aims at the benefits and challenges of teaching and learning online via the course Introduction to Linguistics for English-majored students at Ho Chi Minh City University of Food Industry (HUFI). Both qualitative and quantitative research methods are applied in this study. Data collected shows that teaching and learning online has its own strengths; nevertheless, to maximize its benefits, positive cooperation between lecturers and students should be a need. Furthermore, lecturers should perform the virtual classroom management roles positively via appropriate online tasks and assignments in order to help students avoid boredom in gaining knowledge and skills. The study also draws out some suggestions aiming to help maximize the benefits that teaching and learning online may have.
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