ONLINE TEACHING AND EVALUATION IN PRIMARY EDUCATION
1 University Juraj Dobrila of Pula (CROATIA)
2 University Juraj Dobrila of Pula, Student of Integrated Undergraduate and Graduate Teacher Study (CROATIA)
About this paper:
Conference name: 13th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 5-6 July, 2021
Location: Online Conference
Abstract:The COVID-19 pandemic has been spreading unstoppably around the world for more than a year, which is why in a large number of schools teaching takes place using information and communication technology, through online teaching, which is a very demanding task for both students and primary school teachers.
The paper presents the results of a research aimed at examining the attitudes and thinking of primary school teachers regarding the readiness to conduct online teaching using information and communication technology.
The research was conducted on a sample of 329 primary education teachers.
Research results show:
(1) The largest number of respondents, 41.0% of them, spend on average 4 to 6 hours a day for the preparation of materials and evaluation of student work, while 8.8% of respondents spend more than 8 hours a day for these jobs.;
(2) In online teaching, the Microsoft Teams e-learning system is the most used (33.4%), while the Edmodo e-learning system is the least used, only 1.5%;
(3) Problems were often encountered by 48.6% of respondents during online classes, and just as many of them encountered problems rarely; 2.4% of respondents never encountered problems during online classes, while 2.2% of survey participants always had problems.
(4) The most common difficulty pointed out by the research participants was Extended working hours and additional engagement - almost 2/3 of them or 65.7% voted for this option.
(5) 67.5% of respondents are satisfied or mostly satisfied with the equipment they had at their disposal when conducting online classes, while 3.3% were not satisfied with the available equipment. More than one fifth of the respondents (21.9%) could not decide on the set item.
Keywords: Information and communication technology, online teaching, COVID-19 pandemic, students, primary education teachers, assessment.