Learning through the pandemic: first year students’ perceptions

Chauhan, Indira ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2303-2430 and Mohamedali, Fehmida (2021) Learning through the pandemic: first year students’ perceptions. In: Festival of Learning and Teaching hosted on 8 July 2021 at Ealing, London, 08 Jul 2021, London. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

The outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic and the resultant access restrictions to university site have led to a significant change in the students’ learning experiences. The new Level 3 entrants starting their undergraduate degrees with a foundation year had a first-hand experience of online learning at the onset of their educational experience in lieu of the face-to face learning.

The students at the School of Computing & Engineering at University of West London were introduced to the ‘UWL Flex’ as an online learning platform.

This study aimed to quantify student perceptions and experiences for those new entrants on the Built Environment and Computing courses.

An anonymous survey was administered to all students towards the end of the modules. Some open-ended responses were sought from the students and their perceptions on online delivery mode of study were recorded. Students were encouraged to comment on digital competence, socioeconomic circumstances, access to technological tools, one to one tutorial support and prior knowledge.

The findings showed that the overall strengths of online learning outweighed the limitations.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Online Learning, Students' Perceptions
Subjects: Construction and engineering > Built environment
Computing
Depositing User: Indira Chauhan
Date Deposited: 09 Sep 2021 11:56
Last Modified: 10 Sep 2021 14:04
URI: http://repository.uwl.ac.uk/id/eprint/8232

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