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