Attitude of university students on online teaching under corona virus pandemic situation in Pakistan
Keywords:COVID-19, education, Education in Pakistan, learning approach, students learning approach, classroom, online classes, traditional teaching, online teaching, e-learning
The COVID-19 has resulted in schools, colleges and universities shut all across the world. As a result; education has changed dramatically, with the distinctive rise of e-learning, whereby teaching is undertaken remotely and on digital platforms. This research study examines the attitudes of university students towards online teaching under corona virus pandemic situation in Pakistan. A cross sectional study design was used on 400 (Male=195, Female=205) university students. A convenient sampling technique was used to draw the sample from different universities in the province of Punjab, Pakistan. An online survey was conducted to collect the data. Descriptive statistics were calculated out to measure the distribution of attitude of study participants. Frequency and percentages were estimated to assess the attitude towards online mode of learning, and opinion on educational decisions, and problems related to study due to lockdown. All analyses were performed using the SPSS-V20. The results of study highlighted that a large majority of student (83.9 percent) preferred face-to-face classroom teaching method. This study concluded that in Pakistan, despite picking up gigantic ubiquity nowadays, virtual education has still not been grasped by students. Students are still more in the favour of face-to-face classroom teaching.
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