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The Perceptions of Foreign Students in China on Online Classes Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

Pages: 13  ,  Volume: 53  ,  Issue: 1 , May   2020
Received: 31 May 2020  ,  Published: 05 June 2020
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Authors

# Author Name
1 Ilokanulo Samuel Nchekwubemchukwu
2 Patrick Ogechukwu Blessing
3 Ekene Francis Okagbue
4 Ujunwa Perpetua Ezeachikulo

Abstract

Covid-19, since its eruption, has affected the political, socio-economic and academic activities in the world. This paper examined the perceptions of foreign students enrolled to study within the Chinese universities on online learning during the COVID19 pandemic outbreak. The researchers adopted the quantitative and qualitative research method in collecting data on how the foreign students felt during this period. The questionnaire was designed and distributed using online questionnaire method and the result were analyzed using simple analytical and Pearson correlation co-efficient analysis. The results showed that most students preferred the traditional system of learning due to the challenges they faced during the online classes, especially students who are partaking in the online learning from their home countries. The study therefore recommends that institutions admitting foreign students in China should incorporate online class in their curriculum as this will help promote online learning and assist to prepare students for future events like the COVID19 pandemic.

Keywords

  • Online Class
  • COVID-19
  • Foreign student in China
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