A Qualitative Analysis of Online Classes During Covid-19: Perspective of Female University Students

Authors

  • Farhat Ullah Department of Social Work & Sociology, Kohat University of Science & Technology, Kohat
  • Shakeel Ahmad Department of Social Work & Sociology, Kohat University of Science & Technology, Kohat
  • Rashid Ishaq Department of Journalism & Mass Communication at Kohat University of Science & Technology Kohat

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.46521/pjws.028.02.0096

Keywords:

Online classes, COVID-19, female students, students’ perceptions, criterial preparedness, social distancing

Abstract

The intent of this research is to analyse female students’ perspective on online education in public sector universities during the COVID-19 pandemic in Pakistan. To get a better understanding of these perceptions, the Kohat University of Science and Technology (KUST) (Kohat District, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan), has been selected for this qualitative, exploratory, and interpretive study. The data for the study was analysed using the discourse analysis technique, and themes were extracted from the data. This analysis enabled us to delve into specific issues linked to female students’ experiences regarding online learning. This goal was achieved by relating access to and use of technological resources and the effectiveness of online classes. Keeping in view the application of online classes, both pros and cons are discussed as compared to face-to-face classes. The findings indicate the need to adapt and adjust the methodology’s implementation by taking into account not only its unique characteristics but also its merits and demerits. To sum up, incorporating such a technique into the educational environment may be justified if specialised training is obtained to maximise the potential of online classes.

Published

2021-12-29

How to Cite

Ullah, F. ., Ahmad, S. ., & Ishaq, R. . (2021). A Qualitative Analysis of Online Classes During Covid-19: Perspective of Female University Students. Pakistan Journal of Women’s Studies: Alam-E-Niswan, 28(2), 59-75. https://doi.org/10.46521/pjws.028.02.0096