Mathematics Teachers' Difficulties in Implementing Online Learning during the COVID-19 Pandemic
The COVID-19 Pandemic, which hit various countries, has caused changes in the education sector, such as school closure and the transition from face-to-face learning methods to online learning. The application of online learning is considered a sudden decision, causing teachers as executors of education to take responsibility for the difficulties during online learning implementation. This study discussed the difficulties faced by mathematics teachers in implementing online learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. The method used in this study was exploratory. The data collection process was carried out through an online questionnaire delivered to twenty high school mathematics teachers in Pekanbaru, Riau, Indonesia. Based on the data analysis, it was found that teachers' difficulties during the implementation of online learning were caused by several factors such as students, teachers, the school, curriculum, and parents. Students and teachers caused significant difficulty. Therefore, it was essential to consider some suggestions and efforts to overcome teachers' difficulties implementing online learning. Good coordination and collaboration between government, schools, teachers, students, and parents played a significant role in supporting online learning success. The findings of this study provided some information to improve online learning quality during the COVID-19 Pandemic in Indonesia.
Keywords: teachers' difficulties, online learning, COVID-19 pandemic.
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