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Table 6 Challenges associated with online learning.

From: Modelling the perspectives of distance education students towards online learning during COVID-19 pandemic

Challenges Disagree Agree Total
I might not be able to prepare well for e-learning 30.2 69.7 100
I might not be able to participate in e-learning effectively as compared to Face-to-face 33.5 66.5 100
I might lose the opportunities to collaborate with other students if e-learning introduces 22.7 77.3 100
Keeping students interested in the course content during e-learning lessons could be challenging for students 34 66 100
Making students feel included as a member of the class during online teaching might not be possible 36.7 63.2 100
Students might not be motivated during online teachings as compared to face-to-face teaching 23.7 76.3 100
Finding a quiet place to join online classes could be challenging for me 26.5 73.6 100
Combining online learning with family responsibilities, especially if I have to join online classes from home, will be challenging for me 34.5 65.6 100
Combining online teaching with work schedules, especially if I have to join online classes from the workplace, might be challenging for me 28.6 71.5 100
Online classes could reduce the availability of tutors to help students 32.6 67.5 100
I might perform poorly academically because of e-learning/online classes 40.6 59.4 100
I have not been trained for online learning 32.5 67.5 100
I do not have the prerequisite skills for online classes 36.3 63.8 1001
I might not get the requisite logistics for the online lessons (computer, laptop, tablets and Android phone) 38 62 100
Unreliable internet connectivity could disrupt teaching and learning whiles online 24.1 76 100
Unreliable power-electricity could disrupt online teaching and learning 26.9 73.2 100
Online teaching will not allow students to be able to discuss topics with their classmates 31.7 68.3 100