Transition to Online Teaching Under COVID-19: The Case Study of UAE University

Aizhan Shomotova, Tatiana Karabchuk

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


This chapter discusses the role of universities and government in supporting the transition to online teaching, describes the challenges and reflections of academic staff on this transition to online teaching, their research efficiency during the lockdown, and their satisfaction and comfortability with the online teaching experience in general and in the future. This empirical study uses a cross-sectional online survey of faculty members’ experience transitioning to online teaching at UAE University (N = 175 of faculty members). The chapter suggests that the UAEU case study could be treated as a successful example of the urgent transition to online learning and teaching since the vast majority of the faculty members were satisfied with their online teaching experience. Furthermore, results even speak for improved research efficiency, irrespective of gender.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGulf Studies
Number of pages20
Publication statusPublished - 2023

Publication series

NameGulf Studies
ISSN (Print)2662-4494
ISSN (Electronic)2662-4508


  • COVID-19
  • Distance learning
  • E-learning
  • Faculty members
  • Higher Education UAE
  • Transition to online teaching

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance (miscellaneous)
  • Development
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Political Science and International Relations


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