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Online Education: JNU Faculty Survey Found That 40% Of University Students Can Not Take Online Classes

Digital education and online schools have been a motto since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, but there are obvious deficiencies in the system in the survey conducted by two professors at Jawahar Lal Nehru University (JNU). One of the most important findings of the study was that over 40 percent of university students could not access online classes, IE reported, with professors Ayesha Kidwai and Atul Sood duo from JNU. It was even more shocking to find that 97% of the faculty did not receive institutional or technological support for online courses from the university administration.

Just four professors earned the assistance of technology from the university and three just obtained access to the JNU Internet for online courses, according to the survey. More than 21 professors were also required to subscribe personally for video conferencing software in order to maintain their classes.

The Kidwai and Sood surveyed a total of 131 professors, who teach a course in the winter semester of 2020, via the online distribution of the questionnaire, according to IE. According to figures shared by the university in general, 131 Profs who participated in the survey represent 42% of University faculty members involved in providing online classes.

Interestingly, the survey found that the online classes have been made more accessible to students who have not received enormous class strength in M. Phil / PhD / MTech courses.

A study showed that both students and teachers can attend online sessions for 1 to 1 lesson, and that a significant percentage of such courses are studied in fewer than 5 years. Courses such as MA / MSCs that have substantial class size, however, are difficult for students to achieve decent participation.

More than 70 per cent of teachers surveyed also said that the problem of access to a library and other resources during l training did not successfully replicate campus-based education.

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