Synchronous Online Learning in Higher Education: Vietnamese University Students' Perspectives

Ngoc Tung Vu, Minh Hai Nguyen Tran
2022 Journal of ethnic and cultural studies  
This quantitative study investigated Vietnamese higher education students' engagement with synchronous online learning (SOL) during a heightened stage of the COVID-19 pandemic. Theoretically, we employed Engeström's (1987) Cultural-Historical Activity Theory (CHAT) to guide our research theoretically and pedagogically, and to construct reliable methods of data collection instruments responsible for multiple quantifiable variables informed by previous literature and personal goals that best
more » ... students' study and work objectives. Over our 6-month research, we examined 475 Vietnamese college students. Our research showed that when engaged in SOL, the higher education research participants had a positive learning experience, perceived growth, and received learning assistance, in response to our quantitative examination of exploratory factor analysis and our qualitative counterpart of theme-based analysis. In light of this study, it is our hope that, according to the quantitative data, our delivery of initial insights into Vietnamese higher education institutions can provoke institutional leadership and management boards to think more closely about how to advance teaching and learning quality.
doi:10.29333/ejecs/970 fatcat:nmu6v4g3kfhsfab6i6sa3m2oom