Online teaching readiness of staff during the COVID-19 pandemic: Ege University sample

Murat Kiliç, Alev Ateş-Çobanoglu


The instant transition to online learning during the pandemic led to some neglections in instructional design and planning, with online teaching readiness seen as a major issue within this context. The authors of this study therefore believe that the readiness of instructors for providing online learning is a critical concern for such a transition and its future implications. In this survey/descriptive study, the authors investigated instructors' online teaching readiness through an adapted version of Chi's Online Teaching Readiness Questionnaire, which includes both open-ended and multiple-option questions, with code-theme relationships also presented. The data collection tool was administered to 200 instructors from different faculties working at Ege University, which is a western state university in Turkey. The findings from the questionnaire show that to a large extent, the instructors feel ready for online teaching. The authors share their suggestions on future research and applications in the last section of the paper.

Keywords: emergency remote learning, online learning, online teaching, perceptions, readiness


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Murat Kiliç

The author is an educational technology researcher holding a Master's degree in Computer Education and Instructional Technology from Ege University. Currently dedicated to doctoral studies in the same department at Middle East Technical University. His research interests encompass a diverse range of topics within the field of education and technology, including mobile learning (m-learning), online learning, self-regulation, self-determination, higher education, learning analytics, learning theories, multimedia learning, instructional design, and learning experience design. Through his research endeavors, Murat aims to explore innovative approaches and strategies that enhance teaching and learning experiences, leveraging theories, multimedia resources, and instructional design principles to create meaningful and impactful learning environments.

Alev Ateş-Çobanoglu

The author is an Assistant Professor at Computer Education and Instructional Technology (CEIT) program of Faculty of Education, Ege University. She received her M.Sc. in CEIT from the Dokuz Eylul University in 2005. She had worked as an Information and Communication Technology (ICT) teacher at a high school of Ministry of National Education (MoNE) for three years. She received her PhD in Curriculum and Instruction from Ege University in 2013. Her academic interests are blended learning, ICT integration in education, instructional technology, and instructional design.

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Kiliç, M., & Ateş-Çobanoglu, A. (2024). Online teaching readiness of staff during the COVID-19 pandemic: Ege University sample. e-mentor, 2(104), 54-63.