INTEREST OF UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS IN VIRTUAL LEARNING MODES OCCASIONED BY THE NEW NORMAL
Keywords: Interest, Undergraduate students, Virtual Learning Modes, New Normal.
AbstractThis study investigates the interest of undergraduate students in virtual learning modes occasioned by the new normal. Three research questions were generated for the study. A structured inventory was used for data collection. Data collected were analysed using frequency counts, mean scores and Pearson Product Moment Correlation (PPMC) analyses. The findings of the study deduced that students found it difficult to learn virtually, it is difficult for them to learn virtually on regular basis, virtual learning is effective for coping up with missed lectures, proficiency in the use of computers makes virtual learning easy, productivity of students can be enhanced through virtual learning, virtual learning is economical in terms of time for students and lecturers while many believed that a number of problems were created by virtual learning rather than its solution while there was difference in the interest of undergraduate students in virtual learning and their level of its acceptability. Based on the findings, the necessary conclusions and recommendations were made. Three universities in Osun state were selected, 120 students from each institution were picked to make a total of 360 respondents used.