PARADIGM SHIFT IN HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTES FROM TRADITIONAL TEACHING TO ONLINE MODE ADOPTED DURING COVID-19
This study was mainly focused on the “Paradigm shift from traditional teaching to online mode during the Pandemic days. Main objective of present study were to: evaluate the impact of paradigm shift on higher educational institutes during pandemic and to compare the achievements of graduates through traditional ways of learning and online mode. This research was descriptive in its nature. For data collection, the survey method was used by the researcher. All the required information was collected through a self-made questionnaire for university students. The sample of this study was 3 universities from two different districts and 414 students. The data which was collected through a questionnaire was analyzed by using, mean, frequency, standard deviation, and ANOVA tests use for the independent variables. Major findings of the research asserted that the learners and teachers encountered issues and challenges while learning and teaching through innovative technology. It was recommended that the university should facilitate the learners for the provision of internet and tutorials for the use of modern apps. The IT department of HEIs should play the role in this regard. Teachers should be provided with the pedagogical and andragogical in service trainings to incorporate innovative information communication technologies such as open educational resources (OER) and social media as a tool of teaching to the students to enhance teaching learning process (TLP).
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