Students’ Attitudes toward Online Classes across
Educational Establishments

by Sadia Kalam, Syed Muhammad Nadeem Kadery, Mamun Habib

2021

Abstract

Distance education is becoming increasingly popular across all educational institutes, and students of all ages are increasingly adopting it. Academic institutions should be aware of students’ requirements and expectations in order to provide excellent education and use this information to develop successful methods and solutions for adopting remote education. “Students’ Attitudes toward Online Classes across Educational Establishments” is the response to the question which has played a key role in the development and implementation of a pedagogically sound online curriculum. The paper uses qualitative and quantitative data to validate students’ attitudes in order for the study to be more efficient. A formal questionnaire was used in the collection of primary data for this study. In addition, secondary data was collected from other research papers based on the topic. The questionnaire was designed with the theoretical backdrop, research topic, and study objectives in mind.

Location, income, and teacher are the independent variables in the questionnaire. In addition, the dependent variables comprise ease of use, the interaction between students, course structures, and attitude. The current edition of the Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) software was used to show the data as graphical representations in order to interpret the collected results. Students had optimistic perceptions regarding online learning, according to the results of the study. They believe that e-learning assists them to organize their time better, ensures learning flexibility.

But on the other hand, the study also revealed the obstacles that students face when using e-learning systems which are the lack of interaction amongst students in online classes, support from faculties, lack of interest in learning new skills, lack of confidence in using elearning, inability to understand contents delivered online, ignorance of the benefits of e-learning. The value of the research can be emphasized to make the process of accrediting additional remote education programs easier, and policymakers should integrate online learning themes in the curriculum, and the government should conduct workshops and seminars for instructors to qualify them with computer knowledge and application in the classroom.

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