GOING ONLINE: THE INFLUENCE OF COVID-19 ON STUDENT`S LEARNING EXPERIENCE

2020 unpublished
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused an unprecedented crisis in almost all areas. In the field of education, this pandemic has led to the closure of the face-to-face activities of educational institutions and the rethinking of the entire teaching-learning process to move education to the online environment. In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, the purpose of this article is to identify students' satisfaction with the online learning experience and the extent to which the university and their
more » ... ersity and their teachers have adapted to the new challenges of online education. Data were collected from 301 students using an online questionnaire. The main results indicate that from the perspective of students, both the university where they study and their professors, have managed to adapt to the requirements imposed by the transition of teaching-learning activities in the online environment, which has had a positive effect on the learning experience, as shown by the regression analysis used in this research. These results show that the research brings several theoretical contributions by strengthening the results obtained through other studies conducted in the field of education in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as a number of practical contributions, helping decision makers in the education system to make better decisions regarding teaching environments, educational strategies and teaching activities, with a significant impact on students' learning experience. Preparedness and adaptedness of both the university and its professors and the choice of a single adequate online platform, positively influence students' online learning experience.
doi:10.24818/imc/2020/02.11 fatcat:fsinx6lfdjej3om73yfj6mgupq