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 International Journal of Education and Development using ICT > Vol. 17, No. 3 (2021) open journal systems 

Jordanian EFL Teachers’ Perceptions of the Utility MoE-Enforced Online-Based Instruction during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Salameh Fleih Obeiah, Salameh Fleih Obeiah, PhD,EFL Supervisor, Ministry of Education,Mafraq, Jordan.

This paper explores the utility of online-based instruction from Jordanian EFL teachers' perceptions on "Darsak Platform" during the COVID-19 pandemic on five domains: the logistic and technical support, the content, the teaching and assessment strategies, and the utility of the online instruction for both students and parents. The study followed the quantitative descriptive design, using a 44-item Likert scale questionnaire which was administered to 213 Jordanian EFL teachers. First, the findings revealed that there are some challenges related to the unavailability of Internet connection, poor financial conditions of parents and the lack of basic skills of teachers and learners on how to deal with technology. Second, the findings showed that content needs to be developed to allow teachers to add supplementary materials, tests, and feedback to learners. Finally, the findings revealed that online instruction and the tragic lock down of schools which led to the lack of the appropriate space at homes to receive lessons and the lack of backup from parents who usually work online in the same home, activated students' laziness, and negatively affected their progress.

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