Title: An empirical validation of learn from home a case of COVID-19 catalysed online distance learning in India and Morocco

Authors: Gabriel A. Ogunmola; Wagayehu Enbeyle; Wissale Mahdaoui

Addresses: Faculty of Business, Sharda University (Uzbekistan), Tashkent, Uzbekistan ' Department of Statistics, Mizan-Tepi University, Ethiopia ' Ibn Zohr University, Agadir, Morocco

Abstract: The world has changed over a short period of time, with the rise and spread of the deadly novel Corona virus known as COVID-19, and the world will never be the same again. This study explores the devastating effects of the novel virus pandemic and the transformation of offline classroom into an online classroom. It explores the numerous online teaching platforms, study materials, techniques and technologies being used to ensure that educating the students does not stop. Furthermore, it identifies the platforms and technologies which can be used to conduct online examination in an environment devoid of cheating. The identified variables were empirically tested with the aid of a structured questionnaire; there were 340 numbers of respondents who were purposefully sampled. The result indicates that students prefer online teaching when such sessions are enhanced with multimedia presentations. The study recommends that instructors need to train in the use of Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL).

Keywords: COVID-19; online classroom; Zoom; lock-down; MOOC; iCloud; POM; proportional odds model.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCAT.2021.120454

International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology, 2021 Vol.66 No.3/4, pp.267 - 278

Received: 13 Jul 2020
Accepted: 17 Aug 2020

Published online: 21 Jan 2022 *

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