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IJIET 2023 Vol.13(10): 1506-1512
doi: 10.18178/ijiet.2023.13.10.1955

Students' Pre- and Post-COVID-19 Perception of Mathematics Videos in Higher Education

Sidonie F. Costa and Ana I. Borges*

Abstract—Educational videos have been an increasingly used tool in education, accentuated not only by the rapid growth of the Internet and mobile technologies but also by the Coronavirus disease 19 pandemic. Following this trend, the b-Learning Mathematics course b-Mat@plicada was created in 2015 for Higher Education students and has evolved to extend the course and improve the quality of the available contents. This evolution was influenced by some studies that have been made since the first year of implementation. The main objective of this work is to evaluate the influence of the Coronavirus disease 19 pandemic on the students’ perceptions and attitudes toward the learning videos available on the course b-Mat@plicada and, also, on the Internet. At the end of the year 2022, 104 higher education (HE) students responded to a satisfaction survey about the use of learning videos to study and the contents of the b-Mat@plicada course. By using descriptive statistics and independent Chi-square tests, the responses were analyzed and compared with other results obtained in 2015 and 2018, that is, before the pandemic. The findings indicate that there has been a rise in the demand for b-Mat@plicada educational videos and for videos available on the Internet in general. Also, students perceived an improvement in the quality of the videos since the pre-pandemic period. Additionally, students now consider online videos more useful than before the pandemic. However, they still view them as supplementary rather than a primary learning source.

Index Terms—Educational videos, b-learning, user satisfaction, higher education, mathematics, COVID-19, Portugal

The authors are with CIICESI, Escola Superior de Tecnologia e Gestão, Politécnico do Porto, Portugal.
*Correspondence: aib@estg.ipp.pt (A.I.B.)


Cite: Sidonie F. Costa and Ana I. Borges*, "Students' Pre- and Post-COVID-19 Perception of Mathematics Videos in Higher Education," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 13, no. 10, pp. 1506-1512, 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).

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 2022: 2.0), INSPEC (IET), UGC-CARE List (India), CNKI, EBSCO, Google Scholar
  • E-mail: ijiet@ejournal.net


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