Education Shift During COVID-19: Students’ Satisfaction with Emergency Distance Learning
Keywords:Distance Learning, nursing education, remote education, satisfaction, student
Background: COVID-19 pandemic, a global issue, enforced education system to shift with distance learning
mode. This study assessed students’ satisfaction with emergency distance learning.
Methods: A cross-sectional survey was done among 200 nursing students studying in five nursing campuses
of Tribhuvan University. To collect data, questionnaires containing 28 statements measuring students’
satisfaction with online learning on a five-point scale was used. The electronic link of the questionnaire was
shared to the participants via their emails, vibers and messengers. Descriptive analysis of data was done
using SPSS software.
Finding and Conclusion: Distance learning classes were taken through Zoom, Microsoft team, email, viber
and messenger. Only 49% students were enjoying online platform applications and >90% of them felt need
for training regarding use of technology for distance learning. The learning environment was comfortable
for >2/3rd of the students, 74.5% were satisfied with the instructor’s encouragement for active learning and
>1/3rd had issues with the instructor’s pace of punctuality. The classes were interrupted due to technological
error. The internet charges were expensive and students refused practical classes through distance learning
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