The IUP Journal of Organizational Behavior
Students' Willingness Towards Online Learning and Its Effectiveness During the Covid-19 Pandemic: An Exploratory Study

Article Details
Pub. Date : October, 2022
Product Name : The IUP Journal of Organizational Behavior
Product Type : Article
Product Code : IJOB031022
Author Name : Madhusmita Choudhury and Shantanu Raj
Availability : YES
Subject/Domain : Arts & Humanities
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No. of Pages : 30



The Covid-19 pandemic has caused widespread social and economic disruption across the world. In India, the government decided to impose a nationwide lockdown on March 24, 2020, and the life of many people, including the students and faculty of all institutions across the globe changed thereafter. From the second week of April 2020, most educational institutions went online to engage the students by choosing convenient online learning platforms. This study is based on a survey of students to understand their perception, preferences, faculty effectiveness, self-management and self-motivation with regard to online learning. It also explores online willingness of students to learn, and measures online learning effectiveness.


With the advent of Covid-19 pandemic across the globe, several countries ordered the closure of all academic institutions. Academic establishments came to a purposeful standstill to shield their students from infectious agent exposure, which would have been possible if the student community had come together. At the start of February 2020, educational institutions in China and some other affected countries were closed, thanks to the proliferating contamination. And, by mid-March 2020, nearly 75 countries had enforced the closure of educational institutions. As of March 10, 2020, college and university closures globally due to Covid-19 had left one in 5 students out of school. According to UNESCO, since the occurrence of Covid-19, some 1.37 billion students in 138 countries worldwide were faced with faculty and university closures. Nearly, 60.2 million school academicians and university lecturers were no longer in the physical classrooms.

The pandemic and the subsequent lockdown forced the faculty across India to briefly shut, and this unprecedented move had created an enormous gap within the education