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School Students’ Perception and Challenges towards Online Classes during COVID-19 Pandemic in India: An Econometric Analysis

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Department of Accountancy, College of Administrative and Financial Sciences, Saudi Electronic University, Riyadh 11673, Saudi Arabia
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Department of Economics, Jamia Millia Islamia (A Central University), New Delhi 110025, India
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Department of Finance, College of Administrative and Financial Sciences, Saudi Electronic University, Riyadh 11673, Saudi Arabia
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Academic Editors: Sébastien Jacques and Abdeldjalil Ouahabi
Sustainability 2021, 13(9), 4786; https://doi.org/10.3390/su13094786
Received: 1 April 2021 / Revised: 17 April 2021 / Accepted: 19 April 2021 / Published: 24 April 2021
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the worldwide education system has been severely affected, following the shutdown of schools and colleges/universities since March 2020 in order to prevent the spread of the virus. Conventional classrooms shifted to online classrooms which profoundly impacted teachers’ and students’ closed interaction, making a paradigm shift in the teaching-learning process, inter alia. Against such a backdrop, it is relevant to analyze the perception of students and the challenges of online classes during this ongoing COVID-19 outbreak. The present study is based on a quantitative and sample survey approach. The respondent sample of 385 secondary school students from grades 8 to 12 in Delhi have been collected through a Google Form Questionnaire. The study was conducted in the months of January and February 2021. Statistical techniques, such as Descriptive Statistics, Chi-Square Test, Factor Analysis, Reliability Test and Logistic Regression, were used for analyzing the data. The Logistic Regression result shows that the quality of Internet, prior knowledge of ICT, family income, mother’s education and the number of rooms are positively impacting online classes. The findings of the study revealed that, on average, students have positive perceptions towards online classes during the pandemic to maintain their academic growth. Nonetheless, they experienced several challenges in online classes. Thus, the outcome of this research study will encourage policy makers and educational institutes to handle online classes in a better way, by adopting the latest techniques of online classes and by training teachers and students continuously so that the teaching–learning process becomes more enjoyable and effective during this ongoing pandemic. The government must take certain remedial measures to overcome the challenges in online classes and reduce the digital divide so that no students will be left out. View Full-Text
Keywords: COVID-19; pandemic; online education; ICT; students’ perception; challenges; google forms questionnaire; sample survey COVID-19; pandemic; online education; ICT; students’ perception; challenges; google forms questionnaire; sample survey
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Khan, M.A.; Kamal, T.; Illiyan, A.; Asif, M. School Students’ Perception and Challenges towards Online Classes during COVID-19 Pandemic in India: An Econometric Analysis. Sustainability 2021, 13, 4786. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13094786

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Khan MA, Kamal T, Illiyan A, Asif M. School Students’ Perception and Challenges towards Online Classes during COVID-19 Pandemic in India: An Econometric Analysis. Sustainability. 2021; 13(9):4786. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13094786

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Khan, Mohammed A., Tuba Kamal, Asheref Illiyan, and Mohd Asif. 2021. "School Students’ Perception and Challenges towards Online Classes during COVID-19 Pandemic in India: An Econometric Analysis" Sustainability 13, no. 9: 4786. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13094786

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