E-learning During Covid-19: A Review of Literature

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Ana Nurdini Sharin

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A dramatic change has been required on how the students are getting their education due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in Malaysia. Not only did the students have to maintain a social distance from their peers and family, but students also must adapt with online learning. Remote learning has become the norm to avoid the wide-reaching and transferable contagious disease. The sudden outbreak disrupted the education system worldwide and forced educators to switch to online mode of teaching. Some students acknowledge and are ready for online learning. However, some are reluctant to shift from traditional learning to online learning. There seem to be several methods where educators could help to make the virtual education experience more engaging and efficient. Therefore, several articles on enhancing online learning and teaching were summarized. Most of the existing research suggests that the adaptation of distance learning was a brilliant choice. Nevertheless, study showed that some students tend to detest online learning due to personal and technological difficulty issues.  Besides, distance learning has also been found to be related to psychological impact such as stress and anxiety. Moreover, the existing research discovered that online learning could give psychological impacts in correlation with the challenging learning process. This paper summarizes relevant scholarly articles, identifies ideas and the need for further study.

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