Exploring attitudes of English department students towards online education in Afghanistan Universities
Author(s): Mohammad Sediq Sediqi and Mir Amin Mirzad
Abstract: Online education has nowadays become quite widespread around the world due to COVID-19 pandemic. Whereas, in Afghanistan there is conflicting ideas and believes about online education. This study is based on quantitative methods using a survey instrument to gather descriptive data regarding the attitudes of EFL students majoring English language and literature towards online education in Afghanistan universities. The data for this study has been gathered from 149 male and female students from 15 different universities majoring English language and literature. The data has been collected using an online questionnaire. The data has been analyzed using SPSS. The gathered data indicate that majority of the participants have had a negative attitude towards online education in Afghanistan universities. In addition, the findings indicate online education has not been very effective for the participants and that is due to low internet quality and unavailability of a standard and effective tool for online classes. The study recommends more research in this area so as to watchfully investigate the factors behind ineffectiveness of online education in the country.
Mohammad Sediq Sediqi, Mir Amin Mirzad. Exploring attitudes of English department students towards online education in Afghanistan Universities. Int J Adv Acad Stud 2021;3(1):162-170. DOI: 10.33545/27068919.2021.v3.i1c.482