Academy of Entrepreneurship Journal (Print ISSN: 1087-9595; Online ISSN: 1528-2686)


An Investigation of the Perception of Office Management and Technology Students On Virtual Teaching at Walter Sisulu University in Ibika Site

Author(s): Nteboheng Patricia Mefi and Samson Nambei Asoba

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected Education systems, Universities and Colleges. In an attempt to save the academic year, most governments around the world have temporarily closed educational institutions and recommend universities to introduce virtual teaching. Currently there is scanty information on student perception on virtual teaching. This study utilised a qualitative research strategy, interviews via teams was conducted using a samples size of 25 office management and Technology Student at Walter Sisulu University in Ibika Site, South Africa. The main objective of this study was to investigate the perception of Office Management and Technology students on virtual teaching. The finding revealed that virtual teaching helps students to save cost. The findings also revealed that significant numbers of students do not have access to internet and laptops that is powerful enough to support online learning. In addition, low internet connection is a major concern in virtual teaching and some student may have these technology resources however still struggle with using it. This study recommended practical examples on alternative ways for students to effective used online learning technological resources.

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