Online Teaching – Another Battle against COVID-19 in Goa
Education has been one of the seriously affected areas in the wake of the COVID 19 pandemic. The universal paradigm shift from the prevailing dominant traditional pattern of classroom instruction, to the digital mode of teaching, was aimed at maintaining continuity in the learning process of the students. However, training teachers to use the various e-resources and digital platforms for the online mode of teaching within a short period was a massive challenge for the government and the educational institutions. This study tried to find the relationship between the Digital Literacy of teachers, the Training Programme for the Online Mode of Teaching provided by the Department of Education, and the Implementation of the Online Mode of Teaching in Goa. The sample consisted of 532 school teachers from all over Goa, the majority of them teaching Std. V to X. A 5-point Likert Scale questionnaire, standardised using Cronbach’s Alpha was administered through Google Forms and the data collected was analysed using descriptive statistics, correlational analysis, and the Pearson Correlation Coefficient using SPSS 26. The analysis shows a weak negative correlation between the Digital Literacy of the school teachers and the Training Programme for online teaching. There is also a weak negative correlation between Digital Literacy and the Implementation of the Online Mode of Teaching. A positive correlation is observed between the Online Training Programme and the Implementation of the Online Mode of Teaching.