1Virendra N Chavda is currently working as Associate Professor of MBA Department in Gandhinagar Institute of Technology (Affiliated to Gujarat Technology University (GTU), Gandhinagar–382721, Gujarat, India. He can be reached at:email@example.com
2Bhaveshkumar J. Parmar is currently working as Associate Professor in Department of Business Management, Sankalchand Patel College of Engineering, Visnagar, Gujarat (India), He can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org
COVID–19 pandemic has significantly disrupted the education sector in India and due to that there are abrupt changes occurred in various areas of education. The lock down has seized the education institutions which caused major interruption in students’ learning and their assessment. Majority of academic institutes have started online education for the benefits of students. Developing countries like India where still the classroom teaching is the best medium of education and online education is at the initial stages. It is difficult for the various stakeholders to switch from classroom teaching to online education due to the mindset and various infrastructure concerns. Present study aims to investigate the various factors which are affecting adoption of online education among UG & PG college students. Online survey of 250 students has been conducted with the help of a structured questionnaire. Exploratory factor analysis and Confirmatory factor analysis were used to identify the factors; Infrastructure and Technology dimensions, students’ related dimensions, faculty’s related dimensions, facilitating dimensions, social influence dimensions, effort dimensions, perceived usefulness, performance expectations dimensions and security & risk dimensions. The study discusses the practical implications of these findings.
Confirmatory factor analysis, COVID-19, Exploratory factor analysis, Online education
JEL classification: I21 and I20
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