What Role Should Teachers Play in Online Teaching during the COVID-19 Pandemic? Evidence from China

Sci Insigt Edu Front 2020; 5(2):517-524.

8 Pages Posted: 7 Apr 2020

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Jijun Yao

Nanjing Normal University - School of Education Science

Jialong Rao

Sichuan Duofen Education Research Institute

Tao Jiang

Guiyang No. 8 Middle School

Changqian Xiong

Guiyang No. 8 Middle School

Date Written: March 31, 2020

Abstract

After the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, China implemented the largest online education practice in human history. In the process, different teaching models coexist. Through a quasi-natural experiment, a total of 1,024 samples from Guiyang No.8 Middle School and another comparable school with the same conditions and students were enrolled for analysis, we discussed the impact of two online teaching methods, recorded video versus live broadcasting, on student performance, and the role teachers should play in online teaching. The study found that, compared with the self-study-based recorded video teaching, live broadcasting teaching with more teacher-student interaction is a more conducive to improving students’ academic performance. In the process of online teaching, teachers should not only assume the role of transmitting knowledge, but also play the role of “leader” and “accompanier” through effective guidance and communication.

Keywords: COVID-19; Online Teaching; Teacher Role; Recorded Video; Live Broadcasting; Academic Performance

Suggested Citation

Yao, Jijun and Rao, Jialong and Jiang, Tao and Xiong, Changqian, What Role Should Teachers Play in Online Teaching during the COVID-19 Pandemic? Evidence from China (March 31, 2020). Sci Insigt Edu Front 2020; 5(2):517-524., Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3565608

Jijun Yao

Nanjing Normal University - School of Education Science ( email )

Nanjing, Jiangsu
China

Jialong Rao (Contact Author)

Sichuan Duofen Education Research Institute ( email )

Chengdu, Sichuan 610011
China

Tao Jiang

Guiyang No. 8 Middle School ( email )

Guiyang, Guizhou 550003
China

Changqian Xiong

Guiyang No. 8 Middle School ( email )

Guiyang, Guizhou 550003
China

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