GOOGLE CLASSROOM USE DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC BY SECONDARY ESL TEACHERS
Education has transformed its means of delivery from face-to-face to online lessons because of COVID-19. This study assesses factors impacting the use of Google Classroom (GC) in four northern states located in Peninsula Malaysia for lessons during the COVID-19 pandemic among secondary ESL educators. A non-experimental design for this research was employed. Primary data collected from a self-administered online survey questionnaire are analysed descriptively in a general survey of trends, involving 103 survey respondents (i.e., teachers). The findings of this study will allow Malaysian education stakeholders to understand the factors influencing the use of GC in schools in order to make appropriate decisions about its use among teachers. It will also assist Malaysia's Ministry of Education in formulating policies relating to the use of GC and assist administrators of secondary schools in making decisions on the type of infrastructure and technical support needed. To evaluate the factors affecting GC used for instructions, a longitudinal study is recommended as such study will indicate whether longer periods of instructions result in better use of GC or not. This study extends significance in the field of instruction for teachers since it can be used to perform more research to increase the use of GC by teachers. To better evaluate the power of GC instructions or other virtual instruction platforms in advancing virtual instruction prowess, a potential global expansion of this study should be performed.
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