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Assessment of the strategies to enhance work performance of lecturers and students’ perception on moving from classroom to online learning due to COVID-19

Ogwugwa, Ifeanyi Peace (2020) Assessment of the strategies to enhance work performance of lecturers and students’ perception on moving from classroom to online learning due to COVID-19. Masters thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

Purpose
Recently the emergence of covid-19 pandemic has altered the workplace environment for learning from the traditional classroom to e-learning. Although efforts have been made to enhance of lecturers, there exist inadequate information on the impact of such approach. Hence, this study is designed to assess the strategies to enhance work performance of lecturers transitioning from traditional classroom to e-learning during the COVID-19 lockdown in Nation College Ireland. The research made use of quantitative method to evaluate students’ and Lectures perception on the transition from Traditional mode of learning to e-learning and how it affects their performance.

Design/Methodology/Approach
A cross sectional study was carried out involving the use of a pretested semi structured twenty-nine item questionnaires. The questionnaires were administered to respondents (lecturers and students) of National College of Ireland (NCI) via an online survey using convenience sampling technique; necessitated by the lockdown restriction in Ireland during the time of the study. Descriptive and inferential statistics was analyzed using statistical package for social science (SPSS) software, version 21.0.

Findings
A total of 18 lecturers and 65 students from NCI participated in this study. All (100%) of lecturers and students reported they have internet access and majority (60%) of them have an elearning work space. While a similar proportion of lectures (33%) and students (30%) alluded not having enough materials to facilitate and participate in e-learning, the performance affected 2-3 by the change was different. Student engagement (56%) and lecturer delivery (39%) were areas of performance reported by lecturers affected by the change. On the other hand, almost half (49%) of students reported that student-lecturer relationship was affected the most by the change to e-learning. There was no significant difference between traditional classroom learning and online learning (p>0.05). A stakeholder’s forum for strategies that optimizes the benefit of both traditional classroom and e-learning is strongly advocated.

Practical implications of study
As a result of the Covid-19 restrictions lecturers who have to move online learning would be able to adopt the findings of this research to their successful integration into the new mode of learning. This study enables practitioners to identify the likely challenges they would encounter during the process and also implement the solutions provided to help them overcome the limitations associated with the process.

Keywords: e-learning, Work performers, Classroom learning COVID-19

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > Human Resource Management
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > Human Resource Management > Performance Management
Divisions: School of Business > Master of Arts in Human Resource Management
Depositing User: Dan English
Date Deposited: 02 Feb 2021 13:18
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2021 13:18
URI: http://norma.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/4623

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