Evaluation of Online Pedagogy among Higher Education International Students in China during the COVID-19 Outbreak

Blessing Funmi Komolafe, Omorinola Tolulope Fakayode, Adekunle Osidipe, Fenyan Zhang, Xusheng Qian
2020 Creative Education  
Online-based pedagogy in teaching and learning has become the order of the day in this era of the COVID-19 outbreak. It became necessary to ensure that the pandemic did not cause a time gap in learning amongst students. Online learning involves the use of virtual platforms in the form of mobile and web applications for teaching and learning. Learning can take place using audio, visual and audio-visual means. Online learning has previously been used as a supplement for face-to-face interaction;
more » ... -face interaction; however, it became the sole means of teaching during the pandemic and a novel development. A total of 273 international students across China engaging in online classes during COVID-19 outbreak volunteered to respond to the online questionnaire were involved in this study. The results of the descriptive statistic for the study were presented using charts and line plots. The research revealed the demographic details of the respondents, Wechat as the most prevalent platform used, perceived effectiveness of online classes, and other factors such as interest, engagement, participation, and problems encountered during online teaching among international students in China. The shortcomings that this research has brought to light are expected to enhance better online learning experiences post-COVID 19 in China and other parts of the world.
doi:10.4236/ce.2020.1111166 fatcat:kwpyin7cs5b27crjtbjei4656q