Barriers to Achieving Quality Distance Learning during and after the COVID-19 Pandemic

Yerizon, Arnellis, Suherman, I. Made Arnawa, Cholis Sa’dijah, Lathiful Anwar


This study aims to compare the obstacles faced by students in distance learning during the COVID-19 pandemic and after. It describes these encountered in achieving quality online learning processes during the COVID-19 pandemic based on students' multiple intelligence, especially interpersonal and intrapersonal. Using a descriptive approach through online learning questionnaires with a selected sample of 23 students, the authors concluded that the students encountered personal, pedagogical, technical, financial, and organizational barriers. They also discovered that most students experienced difficulty in accessing internet networks and devices, while a few experienced problems following and understanding the online processes. Students with interpersonal intelligence have the highest learning personal barriers. However, students with intrapersonal intelligence have higher barriers to pedagogical, technical, financial, and organizational aspects than interpersonal students. However, after the COVID-19 pandemic, there was no significant difference in the obstacles experienced by intrapersonal intelligence students compared with interpersonal intelligence students.


Keywords: learning barriers, distance learning, COVID-19 pandemic, intrapersonal and interpersonal intelligence.

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