Critical Perspective Analysis of Higher Education Studies in the Online Mode – Emerging Challenges and Solutions

10.22492.ije.9.6.10

 

Authors:
Harshil Sathwara, G. H. Patel College of Engineering and Technology
Archie Joshi, Pandit Deendayal Energy University
Geetali Saha, G. H. Patel College of Engineering and Technology
Email: [email protected]
Published: December 18, 2021
https://doi.org/10.22492/ije.9.6.10

Citation: Sathwara, H., Joshi, A., & Sasha, G. (2021). Critical Perspective Analysis of Higher Education Studies in the Online Mode – Emerging Challenges and Solutions, 9(6). https://doi.org/10.22492/ije.9.6.10


Abstract

Many academic institutions that had previously hesitated to modify their old pedagogical method had to opt for completely online modules due to the COVID-19 global pandemic. This paper provides insight into the perception of students of higher education concerning the online mode of learning. Data was collected from 310 students pursuing different courses. A questionnaire, divided into 7 sections was administered including: general information of students, time management, understanding of course content, view of students on assignments and submissions, ease and comfort of study, skill development and motivation, and course satisfaction. The data was analyzed quantitative analysis. Results showed that 72.4% of students do not prefer the online platform for learning and this view is contributed by parameters like net connectivity, time, overall development of the candidate and evaluation of the course outcomes. Various parameters such as internet connectivity, parallel data users, unwanted anxiety, extra time, comfort, understanding of the concepts, interaction, information absorption and retainment, course evaluation and assignments, expense comparison, skill development, lecture participation and extracurricular growth were mentioned. It is suggested that an alternative to classroom learning must be used to maintain one's academic progress.

Keywords

academic crisis, higher education, Online learning, SARS-Cov-2, student’s perception