MediaSpace DME Journal of Communication

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E-learning during pandemic: A study on students in Delhi University
April 21, 2022
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E-learning during pandemic: A study on students in Delhi University

E-learning during pandemic: A study on students in Delhi University

Dr. Rachita Kauldhar

Research Article: Open Access

MediaSpace DME Journal of Communication, Vol. 2, Issue 1, 2021, Pages: 28-38

Abstract

In the times of pandemic, which locked everyone at their homes, the internet helped in reaching out to others globally. UNICEF data reveals that a total of 320 million learners in India have been adversely affected and transitioned to the e-learning industry, which comprises a network of 1.5 million schools. This also led to the virtual classrooms and online teaching for the generation of students who are well aware and equipped with internet technology. In developing countries like India which aspired to be the superpower in 2020, faced many opportunities and challenges to deal with technological development during the pandemic. On the one hand, many metropolitan cities were capable of carrying out online teaching, the others in the interior of the country were suffering the loss of their studies through this mode of learning.

This research paper studies and analyzes the major impact of e-learning on the students living in the capital. An online survey is conducted on the students of University of Delhi. A sample of 100 respondents is collected for the purpose of this research paper. The paper highlights the

issues that students are facing during e-learning mode related to technological problems, physical health and mental issues and the social-cultural needs. The paper also focuses upon the silver lining of interactive learning methods and online teaching. The results showed that students are facing many health issues due to the long screen time they are spending on their devices for e-learning. However, the difficulty of appearing for online examinations among students shows a technical glitch in the entire system.

Keywords: Online teaching. E-learning, Internet, Interactive learning.