ATTITUDES OF HIGHER EDUCATION STUDENTS TOWARDS DISTANCE-DIRECTED LEARNING AMID (COVID-19) PANDEMIC
The study aims to reveal the attitudes of Sohar University students toward distance-learning on the spread pandemic (Covid-19). It also identifies the differences in the attitudes of Sohar University students towards distance-learning according to the gender variable, network type, and network strength. The study consists of (200) participants; (100) males and (100) females. A questionnaire was applied on the attitudes of Sohar University students towards distance-learning which included (40) items, distributed in three dimensions: The first dimension is about the methods of teaching in distance-learning, and the second one deals with the process of interaction and communication in distance-learning, while the third one pertains to the process of evaluation used in distance-learning. The results of the study indicated that the attitudes of the participants were moderate towards distance-learning on the spread Corona pandemic (Covid-19). In addition, the existence of statistically significant differences between the level of higher education students ´attitudes towards distance-oriented learning on the spread Corona pandemic (Covid-19) according to the gender variable in all axes in favor of males, the type and strength of the network. Also, the lack of statistically significant differences between the level of higher education students´ attitudes towards learning Remotely during Corona pandemic based on the GPA variable in all axes, and the school year. The study recommended the necessity of providing individual students with social, psychological, educational and technological skills that enhance positive feelings towards remote learning, and achieving their technological, social and psychological presence and interaction on the spread Corona pandemic (Covid-19) using modern electronic technologies.
Keywords: Trends, Targeted Education, Coronavirus (Covid-19).