- Mar 16, 2022
- Posted by: admin
- Category: Abstract of 4th-worldte
Proceedings of The 4th World Conference on Research in Teaching and Education
Impact of Covid-19 on Perceptions of Asynchronous Learning in Higher Education: Students’ Perspective
Education in the Caribbean has had a massive shift since March 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This novel virus has caused traditional teaching and learning to transition to online platforms to facilitate teaching and learning. This rapid change to e-learning while facilitating the continuity of both teaching and learning was not smooth sailing as it came with its many challenges, especially for students who have never experienced online learning before. This paper addresses the problems associated with remote learning from the Caribbean students’ perspective who are pursuing a higher education and it seeks to recommend ways to make online learning experiences more student-centered and student-friendly. The experiences and views of the students were captured in the form of an online questionnaire of 300 participants. These findings showcased several trends in ages, countries, and challenges regarding the students’ experience. The students’ recommendations for improving the online learning experience suggested the need for more engaging, inclusive practices while addressing workload and mental health issues.
keywords: remote teaching; higher education; pandemic; student perceptions; transition.