Student Perception of Online learning during Covid Pandemic

Document Type : Primary Research paper

Authors

1 Department of Computer Applications,Kumaraguru College of Technology, Coimbatore, India

2 Department of Computer Applications Kumaraguru College of Technology, Coimbatore, India

Abstract

Online learning has become more significant during recent times due to COVID – 19 lockdown. The pandemic has forced educational institutions all over the world to shift to an online mode of education. The integration of ICT into education has accelerated the online learning process and has made it accessible to all categories of students. Several tools such as Google Classroom & Meetings, Zoom, Blackboard & Microsoft teams facilitate online learning and play a significant role in this revolution. Teachers are inspired to deliver classes virtually using these tools. This sudden transition to an online mode of teaching has made a strong impact on the learning pattern of the students.
The objective of this paper is to measure the effect of the learning outcomes of students in an interactive learning environment. The investigation is based on a comprehensive sample of an online computer course in one of the reputed engineering colleges in India. The research is to investigate learner’s factors toward virtual learning. A questionnaire on virtual learning was prepared and given to 70 students . The analyzed results of the empirical data reveals that blended learning is much preferred by the students as it helps them to improve their knowledge and skills. It has an incredible effect on the students to take responsibility for their learning methods.

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