Learning in the COVID-19 Era: Higher Education Students and Faculty’s Experience with Emergency Distance Education

Talal Alasmari


Purpose: The main aim of the study is to student and faculty’s experience with emergency distance education in the higher education system at the time of COVID-19
Research Methodology: This research has employed a quantitative approach where survey questionnaire was used as the instrument for data collection. The data was collected from teachers and students separately. The sample of teachers was 916 and the sample of students was 4623. For both the questionnaires, three point and five point Likert scale was used to record the responses. SPSS was used to analyse the data with the help of frequency analysis and correlation analysis.
Findings: The results of this research have indicated that emergency distance education tends to impact learning experience of teachers and students in Jeddah. The quantitative findings of this study have suggested that supportive and efficient infrastructure is important for the purpose of ensuring smooth learning in the COVID-19 era.
Limitations/ Implications: This research has been carried out in the context of Jeddah hence the scope of the research was restricted. The results of this research are only applicable for higher education system in that geographical region


Learning; distance learning; COVID-19 era; higher education; students; faculty experience; emergency distance education

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