Benefits and Barriers of Distance Education
Embracing the Shift: Unveiling the Benefits and Barriers of Distance Education Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic

Sadiya Durrani |
Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology (SZABIST) |
Volume: 2 | Issue : 1 (2023/06/01)


Aim: The present study aims to determine Pakistani teacher's perspectives on the advantages and the barriers to distance education.

Method: The data collection was applied by distributing the questionnaire among the study sample. The survey was based on the 1076 tutors. The data analysis through the t-test and variance ANOVA test was done to examine the significant differences between participants' reports.

Results: The outcomes of this survey exposed that distance learning has its benefits. However, some teachers faced some difficulties and barriers. The most significant view of the teachers is that during the online teaching procedure, they learn more and improve their technical skills, and they have the opportunity to use digital platforms. They have adequate time to prepare for the lectures. They have sufficient data on the digital web to deliver the courses properly and multiple sources to give the lectures with their suitability. Besides these advantages, there were a few barriers regarding distance learning; for instance, during the online session, due to networking issues and connection problems, some points always needed to be
clarified to the students about the session.

Conclusion: Teachers put more effort into technical approaches for distance learning to enhance students' academic performance. The practice of digital technology by adopting new advancements and initiating innovative steps makes learning easy