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Research Article | Open Access
Volume 15 2023 | None
Virtual Fatigue: Exploring Challenges Experienced by Students in the Online Classroom During the Pandemic
Siady Mae D. Briones, Criselle Joy J. Eje, Aprille Dawn Nicole E. Garingalao, Joan P. Mariano, Haifa M. Najam, Melanie S. Espanola
Pages: 244-253
Abstract
Almost 1.6 billion students across more than 200 countries have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, which has caused the greatest disruption in the history of global education. Over 94% of students worldwide have been impacted by school closures, which have had a profound impact on many aspects of our lives. With the implementation of various safety measures, new challenges emerge when restrictions loosen and schools reopen. A shift toward digital learning has been spurred by the abandonment of in-person instruction in many educational institutions. Notwithstanding its difficulties, the pandemic has made it possible to incorporate online learning. This article aims to provide a comprehensive report on the challenges experienced by the students during the pandemic. Data revealed that students experienced virtual fatigue and that their gender and socio-economic status has no influence to the said virtual exhaustion.
Keywords
pandemic, digital learning, virtual fatigue, gender, socio-economic status
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