Teaching Concerns in Higher Education: Impact of Covid-19 in Pedagogy


  • Sohaib Alam Department of English, College of Sciences and Humanities in Al Kharj, Prince Sattam bin Abdulaziz University, Abdullah Bin Amer Street, 16278, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9972-9357
  • Ansa Hameed Department of English, College of Sciences and Humanities in Al-Kharj, Prince Sattam bin Abdulaziz University, Al-Kharj, , 16278, Saudi Arabia




traditional-modern education, online learning, pedagogical challenges, pandemic, digital pedagogy


Thesis. The present study aims to explore the impact of Covid-19 on higher education and identify the different problems faced by pedagogues around the globe. It compares the outcomes and comments from both established and developing countries to understand the change in pedagogical procedures.

Concept. The desire for social isolation that was unheard of until the 20th and 21st centuries became a catchall word during the pandemic. For educational institutions, the governments’ emergency measures to switch from traditional classroom settings to virtual alternatives generated important opportunities and problematic obstacles.

Results and conclusion. The study was conducted thorough research of Covid-19's broad effects on pedagogical practices in higher education, from the viewpoints of both instructors and learners. An analysis of diverse secondary materials was carried out and conclusions were derived accordingly. The findings show that the pandemic caused distinct problems for different populations depending on selected criteria that were explored and emphasised in the proposed study.

Originality. The study has thoroughly analysed the ideas, challenges, of online educational pedagogy to identify the effectiveness and challenges. The main research contribution is the finding that asserts the promise of technology and the challenges that students encounter when learning through digital processes.


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Author Biographies

Sohaib Alam, Department of English, College of Sciences and Humanities in Al Kharj, Prince Sattam bin Abdulaziz University, Abdullah Bin Amer Street, 16278, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

He is currently working as an Assistant Professor of English at the Department of English, College of Science and Humanities in Alkharj, Prince Sattam bin Abdulaziz University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He holds a Ph.D. in English Language Teaching (ELT) from Aligarh Muslim University, India. His areas of interest are Applied Linguistics, Pragmatics, Teaching Methods, Blended Learning, and Pedagogic Theory. He has presented papers at both national and international conferences, and published research articles and papers in Scopus and Web of Science-indexed journals. He has been teaching English for over 4 years.

Ansa Hameed, Department of English, College of Sciences and Humanities in Al-Kharj, Prince Sattam bin Abdulaziz University, Al-Kharj, , 16278, Saudi Arabia

She obtained a PhD degree in English Linguistics from the National University of Modern Languages, Islamabad in 2013. She has served in many prestigious institutes in Pakistan from 2013 to 2020. She is currently working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of English, at Prince Sattam bin Abdulaziz University, College of Science and Humanities, Saudi Arabia. Her research interests include Ecolinguistics, Corpus Linguistics, discourse analysis and Applied Linguistics. 


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How to Cite

Alam, S., & Hameed, A. (2023). Teaching Concerns in Higher Education: Impact of Covid-19 in Pedagogy. Journal of Education Culture and Society, 14(1), 318–332. https://doi.org/10.15503/jecs2023.1.318.332