Self-directed learning is an appropriate and preferred educational process to prepare learners for life-long learning and to make individuals constantly aware of the developments and changes surrounding them for their education and all affairs of their lives. This is closely linked with the goals of sustainable professional development. Education, in its comprehensive sense, prepares the individual for life in all its cognitive, skill, and emotional aspects. Therefore, this study aimed to reveal the perceptions of graduate students at Taif University regarding the influence of self-directed learning on the effectiveness of distance education during the Coronavirus pandemic. The study’s sample consisted of 234 male and female students at Taif University. Data were collected using a self-learning questionnaire and a distance-education questionnaire. The study’s results showed that the level of self-directed learning and distance education among the Taif University graduate students was high. There were statistically significant differences due to the effect of gender for both self-directed learning and distance education; the differences were in favor of females. There was also a positive statistically significant relationship between self-directed learning and distance education during the Coronavirus pandemic. The study offered a set of recommendations; the most important suggestion was to give distance education more attention after the Coronavirus crisis by reconciling this teaching format with face-to-face, or traditional, education.
Hussein Al-Juhani, Obaid Allah
"The effect of self-learning among postgraduate students on the effectiveness of distance education in light of the Corona pandemic (Taif University as a model),"
Journal of Faculty of Education Assiut University - المجلة العلمية بكلية التربية-جامعة أسيوط: Vol. 37
, Article 5.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.aaru.edu.jo/jfe_au/vol37/iss3/5