Journal of Foreign Language Education and Technology

Nsizwazonke Yende

School of Development Studies, University of Mpumalanga, South Africa


  • Research   
    Challenges and Opportunities brought about by the COVID-19 Pandemic in Rural-Based Institutions of Higher Education in South Africa
    Author(s): Sakhiseni Joseph Yende*, Nsizwazonke Yende and Rostislava Pashkevitch

    In higher education, the COVID-19 pandemic has necessitated a dramatic increase in remote teaching and learning worldwide. It has challenged traditional teaching and learning methods to their core. Digital technology has been identified as necessary for remote teaching and learning in higher education contexts, especially in developing countries. However, many institutions in rural areas are faced with difficulties in implementing efficient remote teaching and learning. The study sought to discuss and bring awareness to the challenges and opportunities brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic in rural-based institutions of higher education in South Africa. Due to the restrictions imposed to curb the spread of the pandemic, the study used document analysis as a methodology. The study adopted Colaizzi’s phenomenological data analysis method. A thematic analysis was used, framing the.. Read More»

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