EXPLORING THE CHALLENGES FOR ONLINE EDUCATION DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC: A CASE STUDY FROM A UNIVERSITY IN KARACHI
AbstractThe current study aimed to explore the challenges faced by university students in Karachi while receiving online education during the COVID-19 pandemic. The study employed qualitative research methodology to gain the in-depth knowledge of the issue. Individual interviews of university students were conducted to collect data. The findings of the study revealed that difficulties in time management, lack of interaction with teachers, exertion in maintaining focus, and technical barriers were the major challenges faced by students while receiving online education. Additionally, the students reported feeling physically exhausted and missing the classroom setting. Moreover, students who come from isolated villages with poor internet access had trouble following online lectures. The study suggests the need for universities, governments and NGOs to provide support and resources to help students overcome these challenges and ensure the accessible and effective online education for all students.
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