Impact of COVID-19 on Digital Learning – Challenges and Future Prospects

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Mubashra Qadir
Muhammad Majid Mahmood Bagram
Mujahid Alam
Shahid Farid

Abstract

COVID-19 has a serious impact on various stakeholders of the teaching and learning community including instructors, managers, and students. This imposed educational institutions to down all types of educational activities switching to digital learning paradigm enforcing social distancing. Therefore, this study intends to gauge the efficacy and impact of digital learning in higher education settings. A quantitative mode of research has been conducted to collect the data from respondents. A survey questionnaire has been administered online amongst the students of various Universities of Pakistan. Percentage distribution was deployed in order to analyze the collected data which has been presented in tabular form. It has been observed that digital learning has emerged as an alternate mode of teaching and learning and it becoming mainstream of education. However, it has also been perceived that most of the learners have been found reluctant in utilizing different gadgets for digital learning due to a lack of adequate knowledge of this paradigm. The outcomes of the study can serve as a road map for the higher education commission while designing course outlines keeping such pandemics in view in the future.

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COMPUTER SCIENCE
Author Biography

Muhammad Majid Mahmood Bagram, Department of Business Administration, Allama Iqbal Open University, Islamabad, Pakistan

Dr. Muhammad Majid Mahmood Bagram has 28+ years of diversified experience with prestigious national and international organizations particularly in the area of soft skills. PhD in the discipline of Management Sciences; qualified one-year Training of Trainers Program organized jointly by the Lahore University of Management Sciences, Pakistan and McGill University, Canada; Live Morning Shows; YouTube Channel “Happiness”; and also served as Member Academic Board of the Commonwealth of Learning, Canada. He has participated in number of national and international conferences & seminars in Pakistan, India, China and United States of America. At present, he is serving as Associate Professor, Department of Business Administration, Allama Iqbal Open University, Islamabad, Pakistan.  

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