Dear UNDERGRADUATE Students,
We are conducting research on Undergraduates’ Online learning
experiences during COVID19 phase (2020-2021). Your response to the online
survey questionnaire would help higher education providers enhance their
teaching and learning practices.
COVID 19 while being an unprecedented global health crisis, has also brought
immense challenges for teaching and learning in Fiji. In light of this
pandemic, the University of the South Pacific (USP), much like the other
learning institutions around the world, closed down as the faculty and students
were instructed to stay at home to prevent its spread. As a result, the
University converted all the courses to the online mode to facilitate the
completion of learning content for the remainder of the semester. The second
wave, unfortunately, hit Fiji on April 19th, 2021 resulting in yet another
lockdown. This study seeks to gather undergraduate students background
information on the various aspects that would impact online learning and their
perceptions about online learning at USP during the 100 days lockdown in 2020
(during semester 1) and the current ones (Semester 1 and 2, 2021).
The USP's research/ethics approval (SPACE 26/21)
supports this study. We will present/publish the results of this research in conferences/journals.
Your input in this survey is valuable as it will help us enhance online
learning and teaching. Please note that you have the right to not participate
in the survey if you do not wish to do so, as your participation in this survey
is VOLUNTARY. The participant's response to the questionnaire will remain
confidential such that their identity will not be revealed. Therefore if you
agree to be a participant, please continue reading on and fill this
questionnaire. Your filling of this questionnaire will be considered as giving
us your "informed consent" and we thank you for that.
Thankful if you could give your valuable time and respond
to this online survey: https://bit.ly/3ECBXyM
The Research Team