Online Learning: A View from Higher Education

Munna, Afzal and Mazumdar, Anupam (2021) Online Learning: A View from Higher Education. Cross-Currents: An International Peer-Reviewed Journal on Humanities & Social Sciences, 7 (2). pp. 45-49. ISSN 2394-451X

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Abstract

The increased number of students, technological development, new learning theories and personal needs have led to the introduction of online learning and vis-à-vis learning from home. Online learning has recently been very popular (especially considering the COVID-19 situation and lockdown) and learning from home for everyone as they stayed out from the university and did home learning to keep them educationally updated. Almost every university in Britain and around the world has adopted online teaching using various technological tools to keep their pupils updated and ahead on the crowd. Most of the higher educational institutions also considered delivering their regular programmes online. While assessing the importance of home learning with the parents, it was evidenced that parents agreed on flexible learning (often refereed to online leaning and home learning) because they think online learning has made education effective, it has been considered as a motivation factor in terms of self-efficacy. However, from the personal experience of teaching and learning it was truly evidenced that there are lot differences between the traditional and online learning. In traditional learning the teachers have the full control on class management and to the learning environment. In traditional learning, the teacher’s ability, personality, quality, adaptation, learning situation, and the creation of course materials affect the learning-teaching performance, which is quite different in online/e-learning situations. In this article, we are trying to address the approaches of learning in the higher education sector, including the concept of online learning and highlight some common obstacles. Keywords: COVID-19, higher education, online learning, learning from home.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Institutes and Academies > Institute of Management and Health > Business, Finance and Management
Depositing User: Afzal Munna
Date Deposited: 03 Dec 2021 13:37
Last Modified: 03 Dec 2021 13:37
URI: https://repository.uwtsd.ac.uk/id/eprint/1854

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