Year 2021, Volume 22 , Issue 1, Pages 52 - 65 2020-12-31

THE SATISFACTION LEVEL OF UNDERGRADUATE SCIENCE STUDENTS TOWARDS USING E-LEARNING AND VIRTUAL CLASSES IN EXCEPTIONAL CONDITION COVID-19 CRISIS

Ali Khaled BAWANEH [1]


The study aimed at investigates the science students’ satisfaction level of using e-learning and virtual classes in exceptional condition COVID-19 Crisis, in light of three demographic variables: students’ specialization, educational level, and GPA. The population consisted of all science students (Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Mathematics) in the college of science at a university from Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia. The sample comprised of 116 science students. The researcher developed a questionnaire and verified its validity and reliability for collecting data. Some statistical analyses such as mean, standard deviations, and ANOVA tests were conducted to analyze the questionnaire. The results indicated that the satisfaction level of using e-learning and virtual classes by science students is medium in general but with varying degrees from one item to another. The results did not show significant statistical differences at the level (α = 0.05) of the use of e-learning and virtual classes for all independent variables: students’ specialization, educational level, and GPA. The study included several recommendations; the most important of which is the necessity of providing infrastructure in the university (all colleges) concerning e-learning and educational technology, providing training programs for all university professors and students on how to use e-learning efficiently to boost their competences and skills in utilizing these innovative models.
COVID-19, satisfaction level, e-learning, virtual classes, science students
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Primary Language en
Subjects Social
Journal Section Articles
Authors

Author: Ali Khaled BAWANEH (Primary Author)
Institution: Deanship of Academic Development Address: Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University P.O. Box 10674, Dammam 31443, Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia
Country: Saudi Arabia


Dates

Application Date : April 1, 2020
Acceptance Date : January 26, 2021
Publication Date : December 31, 2020

APA Bawaneh, A . (2020). THE SATISFACTION LEVEL OF UNDERGRADUATE SCIENCE STUDENTS TOWARDS USING E-LEARNING AND VIRTUAL CLASSES IN EXCEPTIONAL CONDITION COVID-19 CRISIS . Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education , 22 (1) , 52-65 . DOI: 10.17718/tojde.849882