SATISFACTION LEVEL OF DEGREE STUDENTS ON E-LEARNING DURING COVID-19 SITUATION (A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF RURAL AND URBAN AREA IN BHADRADRI KOTHAGUDEM DISTRICT)
Keywords:Online Classes, Covid-19, Degree Students, Satisfaction level
In December 2019, Wuhan, China, experienced an unidentified viral pandemic of pneumonia. The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the finding of a new corona virus, SARS-Cov-2, on January 9, 2020. In the Covid-19 pandemic situation education sector has faced enormous provocations. More than 200 countries across the world have been distressed with the covid-19. Conforming to UNESCO, above 32 crore Indian students have been concerned by the covid-19 led lockdown. Following the shake of Covid-19, HonorablePrime Minister of India Sri.Narendra Modi declared a lockdown beginning on March 25, 2020 and lasting until May 31, 2020. This lockdown has severely disrupted India's education sector, forcing students and faculty to remain at home and continue their education online.
The Commissioner of Collegiate Education in Telangana State formally began Online Classes during the Lockdown period. The present paper is an attempt to a comparative study and analyzes the Satisfaction level of Degree students on online classes during covid 19 situation of Rural and Urban area in Bhadradri Kothagudem district, Telangana State. It also aims to investigate the students' opinions and issues encountered during online classes. The Online survey was carried out with the help of Google Form send to students’ through e-mail and WhatsApp and collected responses from about 140 Degree students of Government and Private colleges in Bhadradri district, Telangana State. It demonstrates that the majority of students attending to online classes using smart phones with Android operating systems. For e-learning, the majority of students have used the Zoom online platform. Students have experienced a variety of issues, including Live streaming and Audio disruptions, insufficient data, power outages, lack of clarity in lectures, missing face-to-face connection, and a general lack of enthusiasm. During this Covid-19 circumstance, students from rural areas have had a difficult time accessing online lectures and study materials.
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