University Students' Perceptions on Emergency Remote Learning during the COVID-19 Pandemic

  • Oluwakemi Dessy Olurinola


During the COVID-19 induced lockdown, many universities turned to technology to promote continued academic engagement with students remotely.  The study sought to elicit Olabisi Onabanjo university students' perceptions of the university's emergency remote learning intervention. To ascertain  students' access to technology, the perceptions of the impact of the emergency remote learning on their engagement with lecturers and course content,  and their overall well-being. It also sought to understand their views on the benefits and drawbacks of remote learning. Most students indicated that they  lacked the necessary technologies for remote learning. Students reported more selfdirected learning, no significant increase in effort, but lower  well-being scores during the school closure. Students identify convenience as a significant benefit of remote learning, but network and power supply  difficulties are identified as significant challenges. According to the study's conclusions, policy guidelines should include student digital access, workload  restrictions, children's safety and well-being in the event of a school lockdown.  


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