Have students' perceptions of online education changed with the easing of COVID-19 restrictions?

Wenli Wang, Alan Peslak, Paul Kovacs, Lisa Kovalchick

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This research examines student preference toward online and on-ground (i.e., face-to-face) course delivery methods in higher education as a result of the easing of COVID-19 pandemic restrictions. Over 130 undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in Computer and Information Systems courses at a university located in the northeastern United States were surveyed from April 2021 to May 2022. The study found that with the easing of COVID-19 restrictions in Spring 2022, students significantly preferred on-ground over online courses in comparison to their preferences when COVID-19 restrictions were still high in 2021. None of the potential influencing factors contributing to the changed preference, including students' perceptions of online course effectiveness, self-skills supporting online learning (e.g., work independently without supervision, prioritization and time management), and the usefulness of classroom interaction in learning, were found to have significant differences from the time when COVID-19 restrictions were high to the present easing of them.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)199-208
Number of pages10
JournalIssues in Information Systems
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2022

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Business, Management and Accounting


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