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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(9): 183-187
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.909.023


Perception of Students towards the Offline and Online Modes of Learning during COVID-19 Lockdown
Aniketa Horo1*, Nupur Biswas2 and Jagruti Das3
1Department of Economics and Sociology, Punjab Agricultural University,
Ludhiana-141004, India
2Department of Extension Education, Bihar Agricultural University, Sabour-813210, India
3Division of Economics, Statistics and Management, ICAR-National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal-132001, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Going to a concrete classroom and acquiring knowledge followed by appearing for final examinations has been an age-old practice. But the outbreak of COVID-19 has changed the traditional educational system. All the educational activity shifted to the virtual platform with the classes and examinations being conducted online, either via Google forms or through personal interviews. It could only happen due to the increased adoption rate of smart-phones and internet connections among the common masses. Several online platforms like Google Meet, Cisco Webex, Zoom were used by the educational institutions to serve the purpose. The seminars and conferences were also cancelled due to the pandemic and instead webinars were conducted. The major challenge for the online learning is the limitation of internet connection in the families, as the number of children in the family may supersede the number of internet connections. Another problem that has surfaced is that students of private schools can afford the expensive internet connection but students of government school cannot bear to do so, therefore the public education system of India has collapsed during the nation-wide lockdown period. The verdict of Supreme Court regarding the cancellation of remaining board exams had imparted mixed feelings among the student fraternity but the board results has emerged as a ray of hope for them. These underlying issues attracted the authors attention to carry out this research and deduce results about the student’s perception towards the traditional and virtual mode of learning. The concluding results state that students wish for a combination of online and offline mode of learning in the times to come.


Keywords: Virtual education, COVID-19 lockdown, India, Likert Scale
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Aniketa Horo, Nupur Biswas and Jagruti Das. 2020. Perception of Students towards the Offline and Online Modes of Learning during COVID-19 Lockdown.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(9): 183-187. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.909.023