STUDENT’S PERSPECTIVES IN HIGHER EDUCATION ON USING EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC: REFLECTIONS OF A GHANAIAN UNIVERSITY.
Keywords:Educational technology, COVID-19, higher education, student perspectives, Ghana
Purpose –– This study sought to investigate the attitudes and identify the experiences and challenges faced by undergraduate students in using educational technology during the pandemic.
Methods –– A mixed-methods approach was employed, using surveys and interview guides that were administered to
Findings ––The results indicated that the majority of students who participated in the study representing 70% were comfortable with the transition to online learning, while 45% of respondents preferred traditional in-person classes. The study also identified slow internet connectivity was identified as the most common challenge faced by students, with 50% of the respondents reporting this issue.
Conclusion & Recommendation –– This study provides important insights into students’ experiences and perspectives on the use of educational technology during the COVID-19 pandemic in higher education. Further research is needed to explore the long-term effects of the pandemic on higher education and the role of educational technology in shaping the future of higher education in Ghana and other developing countries.
Keywords –– Educational technology, COVID-19, higher education, student perspectives, Ghana