The impact of coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) on education: the role of virtual and remote laboratories in education

Abumalloh, Rabab Ali and Asadi, Shahla and Nilashi, Mehrbakhsh and Minaei-Bidgoli, Behrouz and Nayer, Fatima Khan and Samad, Sarminah and Mohd., Saidatulakmal and Ibrahim, Othman (2021) The impact of coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) on education: the role of virtual and remote laboratories in education. Technology in Society, 67 . pp. 1-11. ISSN 0160-791X

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.techsoc.2021.101728

Abstract

To avoid the spread of the COVID-19 crisis, many countries worldwide have temporarily shut down their academic organizations. National and international closures affect over 91% of the education community of the world. E-learning is the only effective manner for educational institutions to coordinate the learning process during the global lockdown and quarantine period. Many educational institutions have instructed their students through remote learning technologies to face the effect of local closures and promote the continuity of the education process. This study examines the expected benefits of e-learning during the COVID-19 pandemic by providing a new model to investigate this issue using a survey collected from the students at Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University. Partial Least Squares Structural Equation Modeling (PLS-SEM) was employed on 179 useable responses. This study applied Push-Pull-Mooring theory and examined how push, pull, and mooring variables impact learners to switch to virtual and remote educational laboratories. The Protection Motivation theory was employed to explain how the potential health risk and environmental threat can influence the expected benefits from e-learning services. The findings revealed that the push factor (environmental threat) is significantly related to perceived benefits. The pull factors (e-learning motivation, perceived information sharing, and social distancing) significantly impact learners' benefits. The mooring factor, namely perceived security, significantly impacts learners’ benefits.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:education, push-pull-mooring framework, virtual laboratories
Subjects:H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions:International Business School
ID Code:95861
Deposited By: Yanti Mohd Shah
Deposited On:22 Jun 2022 10:15
Last Modified:22 Jun 2022 10:15

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