An Evaluation of Students' Reception to Online Learning During COVID-19
Keywords:COVID-19, Online learning, Technology, Traditional method, University
COVID-19's fast proliferation has posed substantial concerns to the educational community. Online lectures have replaced traditional face-to-face classroom lectures. Students have been influenced by the abrupt shift to embrace changes in the learning approach from physical to virtual classes. The goal of this study is to find out what factors influence students' intentions to use e-learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. The study is empirical in nature and is based on primary data collected from the students of various universities, using a structured questionnaire and secondary data were collected from various published journals and websites. Respondents were chosen on a simple random sampling method. The data was analyzed and interpreted by applying the statistical tools such descriptive statistics and graphical representation in SPSS. The research highlighted the various challenges the students and teachers faced with the transition from conventional method to online mode. Most university faced difficulty as they had lack of infrastructure. The study concluded that the students have a reasonable level of self-efficacy with distant learning; they find the IT tools intuitive; they are comfortable with computers and the internet; and they intend to use online learning frequently. Students, despite their support for online learning, want to return to the classroom.
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