A snapshot of University students' perceptions about online learning during the COVID-19 pandemic

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Abstract

Gaining a better understanding of how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected students' attitudes towards online education is important in order to pave the way from education disruption to education recovery. The current study aims to investigate how COVID-19 pandemic has changed University students' perceptions about online education. The study used a localised version of a questionnaire developed by the Association for Smart Learning Ecosystem and Regional Development on different aspects of distance education. Participants were 90 University students. The results emerging from the investigation demonstrate a positive overall attitude of University students about online distance education, with relatively high levels of perceived ease of use, perceived usefulness, perceived interest and digital competences in-crease and a preference towards blended modes of delivery. The findings can help education professionals to better plan and design future online courses in the post-COVID-19 landscape.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCo-design and Tools Supporting Smart Learning Ecosystems and Smart Education. Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies
EditorsÓ. Mealha, M. Dascalu, Di Mascio T.
Place of PublicationSingapore
PublisherSpringer
Pages123-134
Number of pages12
Volume249
ISBN (Electronic)9789811639302
ISBN (Print)9789811639296
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 31 Aug 2021
Event6th Conference on Smart Learning Ecosystems and Regional Development - Online
Duration: 24 Jun 202126 Jun 2021
http://slerd2019.uniroma2.it/

Conference

Conference6th Conference on Smart Learning Ecosystems and Regional Development
Abbreviated titleSLERD 2021
Period24/06/2126/06/21
Internet address

Keywords

  • distance education
  • online learning
  • perception about technologies
  • smart learning ecosystems
  • Covid-19 pandemic

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