Jordanian University Students’ Views on Emergency Online Learning During COVID-19

Saleh Al-Salman, Ahmad S Haider

Abstract


The present study investigates the influence of digital technology, instructional and assessment quality, economic status and psychological state, and course type on Jordanian university students’ attitudes towards online learning during the COVID-19 emergency transition to online learning. A survey of 4,037 undergraduate students representing four Jordanian public and private universities revealed that personal challenges (such as economic and psychological stress) decreased students’ willingness to learn online in the future, while the quality of the online experience (including instructional and assessment quality) improved their attitudes towards learning online in the future. Students also believed that Arts & Humanities courses were better suited for online teaching/learning than Sciences courses, a difference that persisted after controlling for personal challenges and the quality of the online learning experience.

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COVID-19, higher education, online learning, Jordan, attitudes, university students

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.24059/olj.v25i1.2470



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