TOJDEL - Volume 11 - Issue 4 - October 2023

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A STUDY ON SOCIAL BENEFITS OF ODL LEARNERS WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO VIDYASAGAR UNIVERSITY, WEST BENGAL

Dipankar Roy, Manjulika Srivastava

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Education has social benefits. It provides societal advantages in that it efficiently trains people to take on work in a variety of contexts. High levels of knowledge and skills associated with greater education translate into higher-quality social output and, as a result, higher social status. Education is a worthwhile endeavor that has significant effects on both individuals and civilizations. This paper examines the social benefits of ODL learners of Vidyasagar University in the state of West Bengal. The study is based on a descriptive survey and the survey conducted on pass out ODL learners of Vidyasagar University. The study explores ODL learners’ social benefits including educational access, health, mental satisfaction, decision making, community participation. We see the result of positive social benefit of male and female ODL learners of Vidyasagar University.  Rural ODL learners’ enjoying more social respect than urban learners. Result shows overall female learners’ dominance of their social benefits in comparison to rural, urban and male learners.

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ACADEMIC PROCRASTINATION AND SELF-EFFICACY AMONG ADOLESCENT STUDENTS: A CORRELATIONAL STUDY

Aadil Hussain, R. Sivakumar

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The present study was undertaken to study the Academic procrastination level of adolescent students of Kashmir valley in relation to their Self-efficacy. The researcher had selected 200 adolescent students from district Anantnag. Stratified random sampling technique was employed to select samples. Self constructed scale of academic procrastination (2022) and self-efficacy scale developed by Arun Kumar Singh and Shruti Narain (2014) were used to measure academic procrastination and self-efficacy respectively. Pearson’s product moment of correlation were used to determine the relationship between the two variables. To find out the significance of the mean difference between demographic variables, ‘t’ test a statistical technique were also adopted . The findings of the study revealed that academic procrastination is inversely proportional to self-efficacy, which means that, more will be Academic procrastination, the less will be the self-efficacy or vice versa It was also found that there is a significant difference in the academic procrastination and self-efficacy of adolescent boys and girls.

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ATTITUDE OF ARTS AND SCIENCE COLLEGE TEACHERS TOWARDS E-LEARNING

O. Kasinathan, C. Jerald Mathew

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Education is no longer constrained to the four walls of the classroom, thanks to current technology, notably the Internet. Measuring attitudes and making attempts to enhance attitudes towards technology are critical to effecting change through technology. The main objective of this study is to determine whether teachers attitudes towards e learning alter based on various background variables. Purposive sampling was used to choose the teachers. The sample of 174 college teachers was selected for the study. The researcher developed the attitude of higher education teachers towards e-learning tools. According to the findings, male teachers show a more positive attitude towards e-learning than female teachers. Teachers who are working in aided colleges are better than their counterparts in the attitude towards e-learning. Teachers who have below five years teaching experience are better than their counterparts in the attitude towards e-learning.

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BLENDED MODE OF LEARNING: NEW NORMAL FOR 21ST CENTURY LEARNER

Shweta Dani, Manisha Singhai, Mimansa Anand

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COVID-19 pandemic affected the education system severely. During this difficult time to avoid the social interaction, students and teachers faced various challenges.  However, after significant decline in COVID cases, blended mode of learning appeared to be more practical and relevant learning approach. The main aim of this research is to know the perception of students towards blended mode of learning and to compare the factors towards blended mode of learning amongst students at undergraduate and postgraduate level. The study highlighted three factors of Blended mode of Learning i.e., Flexibility and time management, interaction and instructional materials and learning outcomes. The results show no significant difference between level of perception amongst undergraduate and post-graduate students in blended mode learning. There is no difference between undergraduate and postgraduate students with respect to flexibility and time management and learning outcomes factor while  the study highlighted the significant difference between undergraduate and post-graduate students with reference to the Interaction and Instructional Materials.

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COMPETENCY AND IMPORTANCE OF LIFE SKILLS FOR THE PSYCHOLOGICAL WELL-BEING OF VOCATIONAL STUDENTS

Vijaya Ramala, P Madhumathi

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This paper examines the significance of life skill-based education in improving the quality  life of students. Through this paper, the author addresses the issues that are faced by adolescents at higher education levels, specially focused on  vocational trainee students. Vocational training courses like polytechnic and ITIs are designed towards the destination of enhancing employability in the country. Most of the youth in the country are provisioned to  employment through these courses and students are in great need to learn life skills to progress through their careers. The objective of the study is to investigate the potentiality of life skills that students should acquire to withstand personal and professional lifestyles and to learn a balanced way of approach to excel in their careers. Life skills teach  students with great psychological devolution that aids people, to face the troubles of their day-to-day existence with a remarkable way of thinking and go about with their daily obligations effectively. To cope with the growing tempo and changes of this advanced era, life skills are an important area that needs to be taught in  the education, especially in the polytechnic curriculum. Keeping the present Indian context in mind, the paper tries to explore the avenues that can be used to develop life skills among adolescents. It also briefs on the benefits of life skills in the psychological development of students and methods of teaching life skills.

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COMPUTER INTEGRATED MODULE ON ACQUISITION OF GRAMMAR SKILLS OF THE CHILDREN WITH LEARNING DIFFICULTIES

Sahaya George Dharathi, G. Rexlin Jose

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The main objective of this experimental study, according to the investigators, was to determine how a computer-integrated module affected the development of grammar abilities in young learners. In this study, 20 students with learning disabilities enrolled in regular 8th grade were given the JC Raven IQ test to determine their level of intellect. The three stages of the research design are sample selection, word selection, accomplishment test creation, and experimentation. Two Group pre-test-post-test was used by researchers. GCIM module was used by the experimenter to introduce the treatment. A t-test and descriptive statistics were used to analyse the data. The outcomes showed that the average achievement scores on the module following the treatment were statistically and significantly high. On the acquisition of the grammatical skill by GCIM, mean score of experimental group was higher than mean score of control group. This approach can be used as assistance by school administrators to help students who struggle with learning grammar.

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DIGITAL LITERACY AND READING HABITS OF THE PONDICHERRY UNIVERSITY STUDENTS

Neetu Yadav, Sarin M.S, M. Leeladharan

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Digital literacy is the key to survival in this internet era, starting from clerical work to top notch jobs in multi-national companies’ application of ICT in their daily routines has become inevitable and mandated for every job. Especially during the Covid-19 lockdown the student community faced a lot of hardships in accessing and utilizing the resources for their academics, hence this study was carried out to understand the digital competencies among the students as well as their reading styles, choices and preferences. The major objective is to understand the reading habits as well as the digital competency of the student and research scholars of Pondicherry University. For the said purpose a structured questionnaire was designed and distributed among the student and research scholars of Pondicherry University. The responses were coded and recorded in Excel for tabulation and analysis. The respondents are good with their skills related to computing and internet and Social media reported as the major source of information on new technologies for them. They agreed that the better Digital literacy could pave way for a paperless society.

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DISTANCE EDUCATION AND LIFELONG LEARNING

Dönay Nisa Kara

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When it comes to distance education, it is a form of learning independent of time and space based on individual learning. Education is a constantly developing and growing set of systems. In our developing world, the technology we use in every profession and every field is also used very actively in the field of education. Technology supports education in many ways. In addition, one of the critical elements that support lifelong education is information technology. There have been significant changes in education with the effect of information technologies.
This study is a literature review of distance education activities. In line with the aim of this study, to identify the problems for distance education and lifelong learning and to present suggestions. In addition, the problems experienced by distance education were mentioned, and solutions were offered. The historical dimension of distance education and lifelong learning has been mentioned, and the differences between them have been tried to be revealed. In addition, the qualities of lifelong learning were mentioned, and comprehensive research was conducted on people's lifelong learning in today's conditions. The results were interpreted and discussed within the framework of the purpose of the research, and some suggestions were made for future studies.

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FOREIGN LANGUAGE TEACHING WITH MOBILE LEARNING AND MOBILE APPLICATIONS

Süleyman AKSU

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Today, mobile learning is an essential foreign language learning tool containing unlimited and very different materials. A more important feature of mobile learning is that it attracts the attention and interest of young people, representing the most significant foreign language students. Let us take into account the objectives of language teaching. The understanding that it should be transferred with different methods and materials has become essential in today's world to increase the motivation and interest of students. For this purpose, this research focuses on mobile learning and language teaching with mobile applications. Instead of staying away from mobile applications that guide our lives more in developing and changing living conditions and are no longer irreversible, we should follow the developments in the technical and digital fields and think about how we can incorporate them into our educational life in the best and most efficient way. Mobile tools can be used effectively in the field of foreign language education as well as in other areas of education and training.

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IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON EDUCATION AND RESEARCH: A PERSPECTIVE OF SELECT STUDENTS AND RESEARCHERS IN INDIA

Nadim Akhtar Khan, Mohd Ashraf Bhat, Sabreena Saleem

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The coronavirus, or COVID-19, outbreak greatly impacted all spheres of human life across the world, education and research institutions were no exception to this scenario. COVID-19 resulted in the closure of all significant activities globally, including educational and research activities. The present study attempts to explore the impact of COVID-19 on educational and research activities in India. The online survey method and responses were collected using a structured Google Forms questionnaire. The analysis is based on 251 responses from various higher education institutions, of which 174 respondents are students from higher education institutions and the rest, 77, are research scholars. The results reveal that most respondents agreed that COVID-19 greatly affected overall educational and research activities. The respondents also revealed that open education resources (OER) and libraries played an essential role during COVID-19, underscoring the importance of encouraging educators, researchers, and learners to espouse and brush up on their technological and digital skills.

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MODELLING E-LEARNING ACCEPTANCE OF CLINICAL STAFF USING THE GENERAL EXTENDED TECHNOLOGY ACCEPTANCE MODEL FOR E-LEARNING

Klaus D. Stiller, Sven Wager

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Companies still increasingly rely on online training to train employees continuously, effectively, and efficiently. The intention of employees in using e-learning, however, is influenced by various factors. In this study, the influence of external factors on the acceptance of online training was examined in an operational context ac-cording to the General Extended Technology Acceptance Model for E-Learning. In this model, computer expe-rience, computer self-efficacy, computer anxiety, perceived enjoyment, and subjective norm were included as important external factors that have been shown to be relevant in numerous empirical studies. In operational contexts, few studies to date have investigated the acceptance model and even less in Europe or Germany. To investigate the influence of external factors, data of 113 employees from a medical institution were collected after participation in an online training course by means of an online questionnaire and were evaluated by re-gression analyses. The predictors computer experience, perceived enjoyment, and subjective norm were the strongest predictors of perceived usefulness (R2 = 0.59 of the complete model). The perceived ease of use was best explained by the factors computer experience, computer self-efficacy, computer anxiety, and enjoyment (R2 = 0.43 of the complete model). The attitude towards using e-learning and the intention to use e-learning in this study were mainly influenced by perceived usefulness (R2 = 0.67 and R2 = 0.59 of the complete models, togeth-er with perceived ease of use). Overall, the acceptance model was largely confirmed in this study. 

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PERCEPTIONS OF COLLEGE TEACHERS TOWARDS ONLINE LEARNING AT UNDER-GRADUATE LEVEL

Dipak Bhattacharya, Sanjukta Sahoo

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Online learning is an educational approach that leverages digital platforms to deliver courses and educational resources to learners. It provides the opportunity to acquire knowledge and skills remotely, independently of traditional classroom settings, allowing for self-paced learning and access to a diverse range of subjects and topics. The objective of the research study was to investigate the perceptions of college teachers towards online learning at under-graduate level. Total 312 college teachers of ‘Government-Aided General Degree Colleges’ of
West Bengal were participants of this study. Self-developed five-point attitude scale was used in the study as research tool. In this study, 52.24% college teachers agreed and 15.39% college teachers strongly agreed that courses can be completed faster through online teaching-learning process than chalk and talk teaching-learning process. This suggests that online education can offer a more streamlined and efficient learning experience, allowing students to progress through their courses at a faster pace. In this study, 44.55% college teachers agreed and 21.47% college teachers strongly agreed that online classroom process was less effective as majority of the learners engaged as passive listeners. This suggests the importance of incorporating interactive and engaging instructional strategies in online teaching to enhance learner participation and involvement. In this
study, 25.96% college teachers agreed and 62.82% college teachers strongly agreed that sometimes online
classes could not be able to conduct due to network problems. This indicates the need for institutions to ensure a reliable technological infrastructure and provide technical support to address any issues that may arise during online classes. In this study, 55.77% college teachers agreed and 21.15% college teachers strongly agreed that online education can be made more attractive through high technological skills. This emphasizes the importance of equipping both teachers and students with adequate technological literacy and skills to maximize the benefits of online learning.

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SMARTPHONE ADDICTION AMONG UNIVERSITY STUDENTS: DIFFERENCE IN GENDER AND ACADEMIC STREAMS

Ranjit Kumar Behera, Manas Kumar Seth

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The emergence of advancement technology has enabled the students to access the vast knowledge and information easily and quickly. In the case of university students, without spending on educational activities they have spent much time on social media, online games, watching videos, shopping etch via smartphone. The excessive amount of time spent on smartphones may lead to addictive behaviour. The aim of this study was to investigate the rate prevalence of smartphone addiction and difference in gender and academic streams in relation to smartphone addiction. The investigator has used descriptive survey method to conduct this study. One hundred ten (110) participants were selected by using stratified random sampling. Smartphone addiction scale developed by Dr. Vijayshree and Dr. Masaud Ansari in 2020 was used for data collection. The prevalence of smartphone addiction among university students shows that more than 40% of students are reported above average level of smartphone addiction among which only 11% students are highly addicted. Though gender was not a significant predictor (β- 1.620, R2- 0.003, F- 0.278, P>0.05) but academic streams were significant predictors of smartphone addiction (R2- 0.185, F-11.972, P<0.01). The result of the t-test shows that there is no significant difference between male and female students in smartphone addiction (t-0.527, P>0.05) and F test shown that there is significant difference among the different streams of students in smartphone addiction (F-011.972, P<0.01). Similarly, the result of two-way ANOVA shows that there is a significant interaction effect of gender and academic streams on smartphone addiction (F- 4.940, P<0.01).  

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UNDERSTANDING SOCIO-EMOTIONAL COMPETENCE OF ADOLESCENTS IN THE LIGHT OF LOCALE AND ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT

Tariq Ahmad Bhat, Dinesh Chahal

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Socio-emotional competence is the capability of an individual to not only learn but also constitute and cultivate healthy and meaningful relationships. It entails effectively managing emotional reactivity and constructively engaging in social situations. Thus, socio-emotional competence is very vital for the overall development of adolescents at the secondary school stage. Hence, this study is a genuine attempt to identify the status of socio-emotional competence among teenagers with regard to locale. Goals of this investigation were to study the levels of socio-emotional competence, to find out the differences in five domains of socio-emotional competence between rural and urban adolescents, and to ascertain the association between socio-emotional competence and academic outcomes among them. In this study, the descriptive survey method was used, and a sample of 400 adolescents from 10 secondary schools (five government and five private schools) in Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir Union Territory was selected by stratified random sampling. The study’s findings claimed that teenagers had varying levels (i.e., high, average, and low) of socio-emotional competence. Overall, rural and urban adolescents had similar socio-emotional competence, and urban adolescents were superior in self-management skills than rural adolescents. Academic achievement and socio-emotional competence were positively correlated with each other, and high socio-emotional competence leads to high academic achievement. As a result, the findings of the study have significance for educators, parents, social reformers, administrators, and guidance counselors in terms of creating a positive environment at home and at school, as well as instilling moral education so that socio-emotional competence can be developed. The school activities are to be reframed or revised in light of the National Education Policy 2020 by including all academic activities that shall improve the socio-emotional competence of students at the secondary school level.

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