• Kassy Sey Khmer Intellectual Academy School, Kandal Province, Cambodia
  • Sereyrath Em Khemarak University, Phnom Penh, Cambodia



Attitudes, Cambodian Students, COVID-19, Perceptions, Zoom


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many Cambodian schools and universities have been forced to move their educational activities from face-to-face to online modes. Those universities and schools have been using some online applications like Zoom as their teaching and learning delivery platform. Consequently, there have been challenges to the use of the app. The current study employed a quantitative design, and it was conducted at a Cambodian university with a total of 50 students. The study aimed to investigate those students' attitudes and perceptions toward using the Zoom platform for their online learning. The results showed that the students had negative attitudes toward the use of Zoom as well as low perceptions of using Zoom during the pandemic. Future studies should be conducted with a bigger sample size at other universities across the country. A qualitative study or a mixed-methods design is also recommended. Teachers’ attitudes and perceptions of using Zoom for teaching might also be welcome.


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Author Biographies

Kassy Sey, Khmer Intellectual Academy School, Kandal Province, Cambodia

Kassy Sey is currently a Vice-School Principal at the Creative International School of Cambodia. In 2012, he received a scholarship to commence a bachelor’s degree in English literature at the Institute of New Khmer. In 2016, he received another scholarship to pursue a master’s degree in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) at the University of Cambodia. With a continuing scholarship from the University of Cambodia, he is now pursuing a PhD in Educational Sciences. His research interests include technology in education and school leadership.


Sereyrath Em, Khemarak University, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Sereyrath Em is a Cambodian government teacher of English with a higher education degree working at Kith Meng Brasat high school, a visiting lecturer at the National University of Cheasim Kamchaymear (NUCK), and an Associate Managing Editor at the Cambodian Education Forum (CEF). Prior to this, he was a secondary school teacher of English and Khmer languages working at Darakum lower-secondary school between 2012 and 2015. In 2017, he graduated with a Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (MA in TESOL) from Human Resource University (HRU), and in 2019, he graduated with a Master of Education in Educational Administration from the National Institute of Education (NIE) with the support from Cambodia International Education Support Foundation (CIESF). Then he was also trained at Regional Language Center (RELC) two times between early 2020 and early 2021 concerning teaching listening, speaking, reading, and writing. His research interests include English language teaching, teaching methodology, educational management, educational leadership, learning and teaching motivation, and learning and teaching challenges. Currently, he is a PhD student in Educational Administration at the University of Cambodia (UC), Cambodia.




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