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

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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 stu-dents’ perceptions about online education. The study used a localised version of a questionnaire developed by the Association for Smart Learning Ecosys-tem and Regional Development on different aspects of distance education. Participants were 90 University students. The results emerging from the in-vestigation 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
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 24 Jun 2021
Event6th Conference on Smart Learning Ecosystems and Regional Development - Online
Duration: 24 Jun 202126 Jun 2021


Conference6th Conference on Smart Learning Ecosystems and Regional Development
Abbreviated titleSLERD 2021
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  • distance education
  • covid-19 pandemic
  • smart learning ecosystems
  • perception about technologies
  • online learning

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