An Overview of Parental Perceptions and Involvement in E-Learning in the Wake of the Covid-19 Pandemic
Online education became popular due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In this context, parents' role in improving school-level e-learning has grown. Students and parents had to adjust to online education during the pandemic. Previous research has acknowledged e-learning's potential and effectiveness, particularly highlighting the need for parental participation to optimize its benefits. This study aims to comprehensively examine the dynamics of parental involvement in e-learning and identify influential factors. The Structured questionnaires were employed to collect quantitative data from 300 respondents across India. The survey focused on various dimensions, including Performance, Perceived Challenges, Academic Differences, Perceived Usefulness, Parent Involvement, Perceived Ease of Use, Overall Satisfaction, and Intention to Use.The study indicates a reluctance among parents to actively engage in the e-learning process. Moreover, parental involvement is observed to correlate with the number of children. Parental involvement exhibits a negative influence compared to other factors, while perceived usefulness, ease of use, and academic differences display positive relationships.Based on the findings, the study proposes a strategic shift in approach. Rather than focusing on extensive parental involvement, the emphasis should be placed on highlighting the perceived usefulness and convenience of e-learning methods. Additionally, the implementation of school-based programs is recommended to enhance parental comfort and familiarity with the e-learning process.To enhance e-learning's integration and acceptance, a blended learning approach is suggested, allowing parents intermittent disengagement while promoting e-learning as an integral part of the educational future.In conclusion, redefining parents' roles in e-learning is crucial. By prioritizing perceived utility and strategic integration, the education system can use online learning while ensuring parental comfort and engagement.
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