The Quality of the e-courses Provided During the COVID-19 Pandemic From the Students’ Perspectives


The aim of this study is to reveal the students’ view of general course quality across online learning amidst the COVID-19 pandemic as well as how much of the standard e-courses could be actualised to arrive at the 80% streamlining level. The researcher utilised a test, produced for this context, which included 42 items to quantify the eight key features of e-course quality: course overview and learning objectives (competences), instructional material, evaluation and assessments, activities and learning interaction, technology, learner support and accessibility and usability. We planned the test answers on a 5-point Likert scale and ensured its validity and stability. An available sample of 288 female students from the College of Sciences and Arts, Rass/Qassim University, participated in the study. We found that the learning objectives (competences) implied scores (M = 4.05) were high, the learner support scores (M = 3.57) low and the overall degree mean score (M = 3.77) was moderate. Additionally, no significant difference was found between the female points of view under study, in terms of college, level of training and majors. The quality of e-courses scored lower than the normal streamlining level of 80% (α = 0.05). The scores of the usage and normal levels in all the spaces were low except for the learning target, which scored over 80% (M = 81).

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Agabat Elnour, Qassim University, Saudi Arabia

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Conference: ACE2020
Stream: Higher education

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Posted by James Alexander Gordon