Proceedings of The 3rd International Conference on Research in Education
Online Learning in Egyptian Universities post COVID-19 Pandemic: A student’s Perspective
Hebatalla Kaoud, Dina El-Shihy and Mostafa Yousri
The COVID-19 Pandemic has challenged the educational systems worldwide, and in an attempt to overcome such challenges, educational institutions were forced to adjust their educational content from the traditional methods of learning to online methods of delivery instead. This paper is the first paper to collect data from three different types of universities to examine the students’ attitudes towards online learning in Egypt amid COVID-19. A total of 450 undergraduate students were surveyed, using a modified version of a questionnaire originally developed by Bernard, et al. (2004), to predict online learning achievement. The study examined issues related to technical challenges, electronic communication, online learning motivation, students’ personal attributes and competencies, and their interactions with colleagues and instructors. The findings of the study provide useful insights regarding the students’ attitudes towards currently adopted methods of online learning and suggest several implications that could aid educational institutions in the formulation of strategies that would enhance the overall online learning experience. This paper also serves as a foundation for further research and discussion.
Keywords: Attitudes, Challenges, Distance learning, Motivation, Undergraduate Students.