THE OPINION OF LECTURERS IN UNIVERSITIES ON ONLINE LEARNING IN THE CONTEXT OF THE COVID 19 PANDEMIC: A CASE STUDY IN VIETNAM
The World Health Organization has declared that Covid-19 is a pandemic that poses a threat to humanity. This pandemic has forced the global shutdown of a number of activities, including educational activities, and this has led to a change in training forms to cope with the crisis of universities including universities in Vietnam. Faced with the complicated developments of the COVID-19 pandemic, all training courses around the country had to take long breaks, and the Ministry of Education and Training has sent an official letter to educational institutions about improving teaching across the Internet and television. This is a practical option at this time to assist learners in reviewing, consolidating information, and ensuring the standard of learning when they return to school, and online teaching has been introduced since the second semester of the 2019-2020 school year. Thus, this new form of teaching has been carried out due to the pandemic affecting both educational levels in Vietnam in particular and the world in general. In universities, this is the first time, most lecturers are teaching online, so the lecturers can face many different problems. Therefore, identifying teachers' opinions in online teaching is an important job towards perfecting and developing an online training system. The purpose of this study is to look at the opinions of lecturers taking online courses and make suggestions for improvement of the factors related to this form of teaching. For this purpose, interviews with semi-structured questions were held with 20 trainers and the data obtained descriptive analysis. The results of the study show that the instructors support online teaching options, at the same time, the contingent of people who practice teaching in the form of online teaching needs to be fostered to have enough information about online training platforms as well as the implementation process in online teaching. Besides, it is also necessary to invest in facilities to ensure effective implementation of online teaching.