Keywords : pandemic

Analysis of EFL students’ interest in online classes during pandemic

Aayesha Sagir Khan; Sagir Ahmed Khan; Samar Alnmer

International Research Journal on Advanced Science Hub, 2021, Volume 3, Issue 7, Pages 151-155
DOI: 10.47392/irjash.2021.192

During the Corona epidemic, this study aims to investigate the opinions of EFL students at King Khalid University various campuses regarding the benefits, problems, and solutions of online learning. It also attempts to emphasize the effectiveness of online learning as an educational system that can be depended on to fulfill objectives what the university always aims for the best of learning outcomes. The researchers looked at the present state of online learning in the Saudi Arabia. A questionnaire was used by the researchers during the COVID-19 epidemic. The questions in the questionnaire were answered by 226 students of KKU who had all attempted the online course. The purpose of the research was to highlight the difficulties that EFL learners faced last year in online classes. In addition to creating methods for integrating students in the evaluation process, their online courses process. The findings verified the necessity for adjustments and enhancements to be made to the system application of e-learning in the educational process to assist high-level education ministries in achieving their goals ore genuine success in disseminating information The researchers concluded that substantial efforts should be made in this area. Besides providing effective training programs for both students and employees, upgrading the technical infrastructure is also important.

Determining the Influencing Factors of COVID 19 on Mental Health Using Neural Network

Menonjyoti Kalita; Golam Imran Hussain

International Research Journal on Advanced Science Hub, 2021, Volume 3, Issue Special Issue 6S, Pages 126-129
DOI: 10.47392/irjash.2021.177

In 2020 there is outbreak of the pandemic COVID 19. Due to the pandemic most of the countries enforced full lockdown. During lockdown the mental health of the common people of all ages are affected. The study aims to investigate the factors which influence the mental health. Mental health is influenced by the various factors. In this research the artificial neural network is used to predict the factors influencing the mental health due to COVID 19 pandemic. Experimental result showed that artificial neural network not only has better accuracy up to 81.5% but also faster training process. Based on these results, the determinant factors of mental health among people are: frustration, fear, sudden change in daily life style, anxiety to perceive changes as a challenge.

Impact of COVID-19 on Education

Yeshi Ngima; Dorjee Tsering

International Research Journal on Advanced Science Hub, 2020, Volume 2, Issue Special Issue ICAMET 10S, Pages 34-39
DOI: 10.47392/irjash.2020.196

The world has witnessed a standstill moment because of outbreak of coronavirus not sparing anyone across ethnicity, be it rich or poor, black or white, east or west, north or south. The pandemic has affected various sectors, education being one of it. According to UNESCO, close to 900 million learners have been affected by the closure of educational institutions. (11) Due to this pandemic, the educational institutions have to move from conventional mode of parting education to online mode. The research paper highlights advantages and disadvantages of imparting education through online mode during the pandemic situation.

Covid19 - Impacts on the Indian Floriculture

Chetan K; Yogish S.N.

International Research Journal on Advanced Science Hub, 2020, Volume 2, Issue Special Issue ICIES 9S, Pages 80-84
DOI: 10.47392/irjash.2020.164

The devastating impact of COVID-19 on the flower sector in India is visible even in regions where the virus has not affected people. This has been caused by the complete prostration of the market as a result of the nationwide lockdown in the wake of the pandemic. The Departments of Horticulture in some provinces are starting to undertake surveys to assess the losses in this sector. A detailedCOVID-19 impact assessment urgently needed on the floriculture sector. This article discusses some of the impacts of floriculture lockdowns. It also addresses the blows of the economic slowdown on agriculture

A Qualitative Study on Impact of Covid-19 on Mobile Banking Services with Special Reference to the State of Goa

International Research Journal on Advanced Science Hub, 2020, Volume 2, Issue 7, Pages 109-115
DOI: 10.47392/irjash.2020.73

As we all the entire nation is facing a global Covid-19 pandemic which has nearly affected over 795,605 confirmed cases and 21632 deaths across India. The purpose of the research paper is to re-evaluate the mobile banking services and find the impact. Most of the people in India are directly or indirectly connected with banking services. The lockdown effect has unswervingly deformed into human calamity. The pandemic is an unexpected shock on all the sectors of the economy. This study has been done to determine the socio-economic profile of customers and analyse the major issues in Mobile Banking services. As personal banking is not appropriate during this unusual lockdown stage of Covid-19 pandemic this has forced people to use contactless payments and avoid handling paper money as much as possible. For the purpose questionnaire has been constructed and the data is collected through Google forms surveying 100 customers of mobile banking services in Goa. Results were analyzed using SPSS software and Microsoft Excel and were tabulated using different statistical tools like cross-tabulation, bar chart, pie-chart, descriptive analysis using 5 point Likert scale ranging from strongly agree, agree, neutral, disagree and strongly disagree. By using above method and tools the perception of different customers were analysed.

Virtual Discussion for Improving Motivation: A Christian Education Strategy against Covid-19 Pandemic Effect

Sandy Ariawan; Kristyana .; Nungky Nurprasetyaningsih; Rusmi .

International Research Journal on Advanced Science Hub, 2020, Volume 2, Issue 7, Pages 1-5
DOI: 10.47392/irjash.2020.56

There was a big question about the transition to online learning on around the world, could it motivate student as good as the traditional methods? This study is aimed at finding out the effectiveness of virtual discussion for improving motivation of students during the Covid-19 pandemic. A total of sixty Christian students of State Vocational High School Malang were involved in the study, separated in two classes. The first class was treated with virtual discussion method and the other class as a control class. This study used a quasi-experimental research design, and analyzed using a paired sample t-test. The result obtained sig. 0.000 less than 0.05, showed a significant difference in the mean scores, indicated that virtual discussion was effective for improving motivation of students. From the finding, it is recommended to use virtual discussion in Christian education, against Covid-19 pandemic effect.

Cultivating Grit for Students Career Maturity: An Overview of Christian Education Approach to Combat Covid-19 Pandemic Effect

Siani Listio; Hotman Parulian Simanjuntak; Marlon Butarbutar; Vera Setyowati

International Research Journal on Advanced Science Hub, 2020, Volume 2, Issue 7, Pages 131-135
DOI: 10.47392/irjash.2020.77

Christian educators often struggle to motivate students in pandemic era. There was a big crisis among them to develop the ability to manage strong emotions and respond effectively to stressful situations, which affected to their career maturity. It was necessary to cultivate “perseverance and passion for long-term goals,” named grit. The objective of this study was to determine the effectiveness of grit to career maturity. This study was a quantitative research, applied causal design. The research subjects were Christian college students in East Java, 90 in numbers, using random sampling. The analysis was done by using simple linier regression and obtained the coefficient of determination 0.923. It meant that grit influenced students’ career maturity by 92.3%, while 7.7% was influenced by other factors. From the finding, to combat Covid-19 pandemic effect that caused students’ career maturity had been decreasing, Christian educators should cultivate grit.