The Study of Students’ Opinion on Learning Online in the Self-Isolation Period

The threat of the spread of coronavirus infection (COVID-19) gave rise to serious difficulties in the organisation of the students’ study process. Reactions of Higher Education Establishments to COVID-19 pandemic were various: from no response to the threat to the strategy of complete social isolation at home and rapid changes of the study programs in order to adapt them to the online mode of education. A lot of questions, which needed close consideration and making quick decisions, arose. The most urgent and important question was: what methods and forms of education to use in the period of COVID-19 pandemic, which ones will be the most effective? Another important issue was the attitude of the students to the studies online? What problems and difficulties will they come across during the time of self-isolation? The aim of the given research is the study of the peculiarities of the new study process mode, the difficulties and problems that students come across. The research was conducted by the teaching staff of the Chair of Humanities in the Transport and Telecommunication Institute. The empiric method was used. The questionnaire was compiled and offered to students. The authors offer several recommendations which are aimed at the improvement of the study process in the changing conditions. The knowledge of the problems and the difficulties which the students face will help the teaching staff to adapt the existing teaching practice to an online frame, and proceeding from the experience the authors have acquired during the self-isolation period, to improve the existing methods and to introduce new methods how to support the students in self-guided learning, which approach to choose and how to facilitate collaboration. The authors sincerely hope that the results of their research might be interesting and useful for other Institutions of Higher Learning.


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  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: pp 857-867
  • Monograph Title: Reliability and Statistics in Transportation and Communication: Selected Papers from the 20th International Conference on Reliability and Statistics in Transportation and Communication, RelStat2020, 14-17 October 2020, Riga, Latvia
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  • Accession Number: 01878662
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9783030684754
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 6 2023 11:46AM