Advantages and Disadvantages of Online Chess Training Using Skype Software in the During COVID-19 from the Perspective of Coaches

Document Type : Original Article


1 Assistant Professor of Sport Management, Payame Noor University, Tehran, Iran

2 Associate Professor of Sport Management, Payame Noor University, Tehran, Iran



Purpose: the aim of this study was to Advantages and disadvantages of online chess training using Skype software in during COVID-19 from the perspective of coaches.

Methods: The method of the present research is qualitative. In order to collect data, a researcher-made questionnaire was used to assess the advantages and disadvantages of virtual chess training during the COVID-19 from the perspective of coaches in Tehran. The statistical population studied in this study was 200 chess coaches. The statistical sample of the present study was 20 people (purposefully). In the qualitative part of the study, the content analysis method has been used. In this way, each of the coaches expressed their views in this regard. After that, all their statements were prepared in summary form.

Results: The results of the study showed that in analyzing the Comments and views of educators towards the advantages of virtual education, there is a complete overlap between the comments of coaches in Tehran. Also, the social isolation influence strongly on education and classical training has its advantages and many of people need it that organized and supportive method of teaching.

Conclusion: The Online education during the Covid-19 era has shown that the benefits gained during this period can be applied in the future as well. For this purpose it is suggested to use online education method and online virtual learning was worth the effort and hard work as it is an almost revolutionary development in modern learning.


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