CONTEMPORARY EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY
e-ISSN: 1309-517X
Campus Off, Education On: UAEU Students’ Satisfaction and Attitudes Towards E-Learning and Virtual Classes During COVID-19 Pandemic

Ehab Malkawi 1, Ali Khaled Bawaneh 2 * , M S Bawa'aneh 3 4

CONTEMP EDUC TECHNOL, Volume 13, Issue 1, Article No: ep283

https://doi.org/10.30935/cedtech/8708

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Abstract

The study aims at investigating the satisfaction level and attitudes of undergraduate students at United Arab Emirates University towards eLearning and virtual classes in exceptional circumstances of COVID-19 Crisis, in view of five demographic independent variables: students’ gender, educational level, residential location, college, and GPA. The researchers adopted and implemented a questionnaire where its validity and reliability for collecting data have been verified. Mean, standard deviations, and one-way ANOVA tests were conducted. The results indicate that the students’ satisfaction level and attitudes towards eLearning and virtual classes are strong in general with varying degrees between items. The results did not show a significant difference at the level (α = 0.05) for the independent variables: students’ gender, residential location, college, and GPA. However, the results imply that there is a statistically significant difference in students’ satisfaction level and attitudes towards eLearning and virtual classes for the independent variable of educational level. The study concluded with few recommendations; supporting the current efforts of the university to provide all the requirements of education via eLearning and virtual classes such as suitable infrastructure and technical support. Besides, there is a need for a continuous update of the teaching and learning platforms in line with continuous development and training for instructors and students.

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