Covid 19 and Challenges in Higher Education: An Empirical Analysis
Keywords:Information and Communications Technology (ICT), digitization, machine learning, smart classes, online education, Covid-19
Over the years the global economy, including India, has undergone a profound change and observed a pioneer role of innovation and technology in every sector. Rapid technological dissemination has seen human or physical touch points being replaced by digital interface. With digitization happening everywhere, it becomes all the more important for the education sector to adapt it in order to keep pace with the challenging world. With the onset of the global pandemic of Covid-19, the only option left with the education sector is to switch to online classes for its smooth and continuous working. This research aims to investigate the challenges that are faced by the students and their level of satisfaction from these classes. The study is based on primary data collected from 700 students of various colleges across Universities in India. The study employs regression models, crosstabs, and various other descriptive statistics for analysis of the data. The findings of the study suggest that the students face a lot of glitches while learning from the online mode of education and would need time to adjust. The research also provides an insight on the scope and the future of online education.
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