Preparedness of Online Classes in Developing Countries amid COVID-19 Outbreak: A Perspective from Bangladesh

26 Pages Posted: 1 Jul 2020

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Md. Golam Ramij

Faculty of Business Studies, University of Dhaka

Afrin Sultana

University of Dhaka - Faculty of Business Studies

Date Written: June 29, 2020

Abstract

COVID-19 has posed a significant threat to the global education system. Rethinking alternative classes for continuous education is the major issue for coping with the new-normal system. In this regime of global lock-down of educational institutions, technologically advanced countries are equipped with all the tools required for online education, whereas developing countries are yet to implement online education in full-fledge. The study aims to seek the preparedness and practicality of online education in developing countries from Bangladesh's perspective. The study examined primary data collected through a survey. In line with the descriptive analysis of the collected data, a logistic regression model has been applied to justify the hypotheses. The findings conclude that majority of the students marked lack of technological infrastructure, high cost of internet, low speed of internet, the financial crisis of the family, and mental pressure for the students are the prime hindrances for online education in Bangladesh.

Keywords: COVID-19, Education System, Online Education, E- learning, Distance Learning, Education system.

JEL Classification: A22, A23, A24, C93, H52, H53, H54, Z38

Suggested Citation

Ramij, Md. Golam and Sultana, Afrin, Preparedness of Online Classes in Developing Countries amid COVID-19 Outbreak: A Perspective from Bangladesh (June 29, 2020). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3638718 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3638718

Md. Golam Ramij (Contact Author)

Faculty of Business Studies, University of Dhaka ( email )

Faculty of Business Studies
Shahbag
Dhaka, 1000
Bangladesh

Afrin Sultana

University of Dhaka - Faculty of Business Studies ( email )

Bangladesh

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