SCHOLARSHIP OF ONLINE TEACHING AND LEARNING: DO WE UNDERSTAND OUR REMOTE LEARNERS?
Keywords:Online Learning ICT in Education Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Understanding Learners Communication
The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) is an investigation into individual learning, teaching, and assessment procedures to refine those practices and improve students' learning experience. In this SoTL project, we have identified the lack of self-confidence to engage during online classes as the major issue faced by our students during the remote learning period. Since the majority of our students are kinesthetic learners, we have implemented several active teaching and learning methods including group presentation and flipped classroom. After four intervention sessions, an open-ended survey was conducted to gather their perceptions towards the project, and the responses were qualitatively analyzed. As a result, the thematic analysis using Atlas.ti software has indicated that students perceived active learning approaches suit their needs during online remote learning. At this moment, the solution for Covid-19 impacts is still vague. We never know when the situation will be back to normal, and universities can operate on its track. Therefore, the students believe that the practices should be continued in order for them to gain the best experience of higher education, although the mode is still online. In general, this SoTL project contributes to the body of knowledge by investigating the effectiveness of active learning approaches for kinesthetic learners during the online learning mode