CONTEMPORARY EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY
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A comparative study for mental health challenges of students: Online versus on-campus education

Sara Suleymanova 1, Amjad Gawanmeh 1 * , Suhair Al-Alami 2

CONT ED TECHNOLOGY, Volume 15, Issue 3, Article No: ep441

https://doi.org/10.30935/cedtech/13337

Submitted: 21 February 2023, Published Online: 03 June 2023

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Abstract

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way instructors teach and students learn. Rather than receiving education face-to-face on-campus, remote online education emerged as an alternative solution. If implemented properly though, online education can have its positive impact on the teaching and learning processes. Online education, however, may have its deficiencies, especially in terms of mental health. This paper is a follow-on study comparing students’ perceptions towards remote online education versus their perceptions towards on-campus education as regards mental health specifically. Involving sixty-two engineering students at a private university in Dubai, where this study was implemented, the researchers utilized a questionnaire focusing on both online and on campus education models, which was conducted during the COVID-19 lockdown time and on-campus education following the lockdown period. Based on the study’s findings, most respondents were in favor of on-campus education, particularly in relation to its impact on student mental health.

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