Abstract—Many countries are implementing distance
learning in response to the Covid19 pandemic. Distance
learning helped learners continue their studies as schools and
universities were closed due to the pandemic. The purpose of
this study is to analyze the impact of Covid-19 lockdown on
learners' academic performance. This research focuses on the
challenges faced by distance learning learners. The purpose of
this study is to identify barriers to distance learning. This study
applies the DEMATEL (Decision Making Test and Evaluation
Institute) approach to assess the barriers faced by learners in
distance learning. The DEMATEL strategy is being used to
identify the key factors by identifying the interrelationships
between the various factors. A quantitative survey method
using a structured questionnaire was carried out. The
questionnaire was administered to a cohort of 54
undergraduate engineering students of third semester (2nd year)
pursuing Bachelor of Technology (Information Technology) in
India. This study found that motivation, social interaction, and
resource costs were assessed in causal groups with RiCi scores
of 0.332, 0.1774, and 0.113, respectively. Technical concerns and
administrative issues are categorized in the effect group with
Ri-Ci values of -0.333 and -0.287 respectively and are the most
important criteria based on first and second highest Ri+Ci
values of 0.646524 and 0.59817, respectively. Our findings
reveal that motivation is the most important barrier in remote
teaching learning. A sense of self-motivation can be induced by
organizing workshops, practical sessions and grooming sessions.
The study would benefit academic institutions and learners as it
would help them to enrich the remote teaching learning process.
Index Terms—Barriers, DEMATEL, online education, laboratory experiments, remote teaching-learning
The authors are with the Amity University Uttar Pradesh, India.
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Cite: Rupashi Behal, Saru Dhir*, Nitasha Hasteer, and K. M. Soni, "Analysis of Barriers in Conduct of Lab Based Courses in Remote Teaching Learning Paradigm," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 13, no. 3, pp. 475-481, 2023.Copyright © 2023 by the authors. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited (CC BY 4.0).