Students’ attitude towards online study: a case study of Makerere University students
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This study investigated the Students’ Attitude Towards Online Study using a case study of Makerere University Students The study mainly focused on exploring the relationship between undergraduate students’ attitudes towards Technology Acceptance Model, with a special reference to online learning. A cross sectional survey utilizing mixed methods approach was used. A sample of 55 respondents participated in the study. Data was collected using questionnaires from students of Makerere university. Pearson correlation, multiple regression analysis and t-test statistics were also used to establish relationships between independent and dependent variables. Findings of the study show no significant relationship between students’ interest in computer, usefulness of computer to students and easiness in using online learning at undergraduate level. Slow and meagre internet facilities, with least understanding of students about online learning, often develop negative approach among students regarding online learning.it was concluded that concluded that students have no positive attitude regarding online learning at undergraduate level in district Peshawar due to high difficulty level in understanding and using online learning programme without having appropriate guidance, however the computer mediated instruction are useful for students’ course work. Moreover, it can be concluded that incase the students’ accessibility were made easy towards online learning, then an appropriate attitude of students will be developed to its usability. It is recommended that enhancing online learning at tertiary level, the utilization and exercising of online learning ought to be user friendly. Majority of the students have no access to online learning and often face difficulties in using technologies relevant to online learning. Also Policy makers should include online learning topics in the curriculum and the government needs to organise workshops and seminars for teachers to equip them with knowledge and application of computer in academic process.