Learners’ Engagement and Motivation in Online Education during Covid-19: Challenges and Possibilities in Bangladesh

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2022-09
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Bhuiyan, Md Omar Faruk
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Commonwealth of Learning (COL)
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PCF10 Sub-theme: Promoting Equity and Inclusion // The aim of this study is to find out learners’ engagement and motivation in online education during COVID-19 considering the challenges and possibilities in the context of Bangladesh. Mixed methods have been used while conducting the study. Survey questionnaire has been used for quantitative purpose while in-depth interviews has been used for qualitative purpose. In survey questionnaire 105 University going students and in interview 5 students have been selected. The study reveals that almost all of the learners participated in online education and they participated for various reasons. They actively took part in online education and motivated enough in online education during the COVID-19 pandemic. Learners are motivated in online education because most of the learners believe that online education during COVID-19 helps them to resume their academic session, to get connected with their respective study, to reduce their stress and trauma as in online classes they can interact with their friends and teachers. Students outlined different challenges i.e., absence of full concentration, lack of appropriate learning environment, and lack of interaction. Despite these challenges, online education creates some possibilities e.g., faculty members conducted class more systematically than traditional face-to-face class, resources become available and the learning scope get widened. // Paper ID 5640
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Online education, COVID-19, face-to-face class
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Bangladesh
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Asia
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