It seems educational sector is facing big challenges due to COVID-19. Since classes have moved to online or blended format, the quality of education has become one of the major issues. Many educators look for ways to provide the same quality education as f2f. If students are motivated enough, there shouldn’t be any quality related issues because students will study by themselves with basic support from the educators regardless formats. So, the first question should be ‘how to make students motivated?’. The teaching methods that are focusing on knowledge wouldn’t be able to motivate student enough as seen from current situation. And the gaps between online and f2f will be still open. When students are in the f2f, educators can monitor their progress and provide guidance as needed. However, online classes are more dependent on students. If students provide feedback, educators can provide individualized supporting materials. If students are quiet, there is no way for educators to know students’ current standing. This means that educators will lose more students who could improve their learning if supported and the outcomes will drop. This doesn’t mean that motivation is affecting only the online classes. It plays major role in f2f as well even with more flexibilities.

Published in: London International Conference on Education (LICE-2020)

  • Date of Conference: 23-25 November 2020
  • DOI: 10.2053/LICE.2020.0008
  • ISBN: 978-1-913572-22-8
  • Conference Location: London, UK