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Examining University Students’ Attitude towards e-Learning and Their Academic Achievement during COVID-19

G. S. Prakasha, R. Sangeetha, S. M. Almeida, and A. Chellasamy

Abstract—Higher education around the world has moved to online teaching due to COVID-19 pandemic. Students in higher education are compelled to attend online classes and adopt e-learning mode. There is not much evidence on training the students to adopt e-learning and remote learning. However, do they have a positive attitude towards e-learning and has it affected their academic performance? Present study administered an e-learning attitude scale to 840 students of a reputed University to examine whether they have positive or avoidance attitude to e-learning and also analysed e-learning attitude across students demographic characteristics. Study revealed a slight positive correlation between e-learning attitude and academic achievement of postgraduate students and not for undergraduate students. Girls’ excelled in their achievement and have a more positive e-learning attitude than boys have. Boys showed avoidance e-learning attitude. However, Socio Economic Status (SES) did not affect students’ e-learning attitude but influenced their academic achievement. Study concludes that stakeholders must create more opportunities to develop a positive attitude towards e-learning as future education is likely to be technology integrated.

Index Terms—Academic achievement, attitude, e-learning, university.

G. S. Prakasha is with the School of Education, Christ University, Central campus, Bangalore, India (e-mail: prakasha.gs@christuniversity.in).
R. Sangeetha and S. M. Almeida are with the Christ University, Central campus, Bangalore, India (e-mail: sangeetha.r@christuniversity.in, shaeril.michael.almeida@christuniversity.in).
A. Chellasamy is with the Christ University, BGR campus, Bangalore, India (e-mail: aarthy.c@christuniversity.in).


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General Information

  • ISSN: 2010-3689 (Online)
  • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Inf. Educ. Technol.
  • Frequency: Monthly
  • DOI: 10.18178/IJIET
  • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Steve Thatcher
  • Executive Editor: Ms. Nancy Y. Liu
  • Abstracting/ Indexing: Scopus (CiteScore 2021: 1.3), INSPEC (IET), UGC-CARE List (India), CNKI, EBSCO, Electronic Journals Library, Google Scholar, Crossref, etc.
  • E-mail: ijiet@ejournal.net

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