Challenges facing general education female religion teachers in using online learning platforms in KSA during the COVID-19 pandemic
This study explored the challenges of using online learning platforms encountered by female religion education teachers working at general education schools in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) during the novel coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19). A descriptive analytical method was used on a sample consisting of (172) female teachers in the Eastern Province of KSA. Data was collected by means of the “The challenges of using online learning platforms from the perspectives of female religion education teachers working at general education schools in KSA during the COVID-19 pandemic” questionnaire. Results identified a number of challenges religion education teachers face in different educational levels in KSA while using online learning platforms in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, including teacher-related challenges, student-related challenges, challenges related to teaching Islamic education curriculum, and online learning platforms-related challenges. The study recommended providing training on how to use online learning platforms for religion education teachers, and reconsidering professional preparation programs tailored for religion education teachers to be more supportive of using online learning platforms and to overcome the challenges they encounter while using these platforms in instruction.