Students’ Perception on KSU Translation Online Learning Amidst the COVID-19 Global Pandemic

Mubarak Alkhatnai

Abstract


The 2020 CoVid-19 pandemic has changed the pattern of the educational sector as it continues to struggle operating amidst a global health emergency. With the transition from the conventional face-to-face to the current online classes, multiple challenges and opportunities sought to be identified and resolved, especially with some language courses like translation, which struggle with the additional contextual teaching and learning difficulties. Given the need, this study focused on the student perceptions of KSU Translation online learning. Data was collected from eighty (80) KSU Translation students using a mixed-method paradigm utilizing a questionnaire-checklist to determine students’ perceptions of the quality and effectiveness of KSU Translation classes’ online delivery. Multiple factors like student participation and focus, KSU faculty ICT teaching competence, and preventive measures on screen time effects were primarily identified. Overall, the students have perceived the KSU translation online learning as highly effective, with some improvement points on instruction methodology. The conduct of faculty webinars, workshops, and online learning training is highly recommended and is perceived as a potential guide on faculty development efforts, projects, and possible future research.

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Online Education, Online Teaching Competence, Challenges, Translation Learning, Improvement

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.7575/aiac.alls.v.12n.6.p.30

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