COVID-19 pandemic and changes in the educational system: Is this a solution for educating children of deprived communities across the globe?
7 Pages Posted: 10 Jan 2023
Date Written: January 8, 2023
The global education system got derailed by the worldwide lockdown imposed during covid-19, and colleges and universities were closed during covid-19 pandemic across the globe. This pedological shift in the medium of instruction to online education from conventional classroom education has forced research scientists and education institutes to think about how they can effectively teach their students. Almost two decades of research are available that compare the effectiveness of online and classroom-based education. However, the results are still nonconclusive, and past studies primarily focus on academic results instead of performance on the job. Research scholars have argued about the dearth of research examining the relationship between educational level and job performance. Moreover, during covid-19, one way of work adopted extensively across the world was working from home and giving more autonomy to the workers in scheduling, doing, and making decisions regarding their work. This study examined the effect of greater job autonomy on job performance in e-learning and conventional education graduates using the time-lagged method. This study also examined the direct and moderating effect of e-learning and conventional education on the performance of employees working in remote environments and offices. The results revealed that e-learning education graduates could perform better only in virtual working environments compared to conventional education graduates. Moreover, no difference could be observed in the performance of both modes of education graduates in work-from-office settings. Job autonomy had a positive effect on job performance in both samples. The limitation of the study and practical implications and future direction for research is included in the paper.
Keywords: E-Learning, Covid-19, Virtual Working, Job Design, Job Performance
JEL Classification: I2
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