Challenges and Opportunities of Online Education during Covid-19 Situation in Nepal

Authors

  • Saraswati Basnet Tribhuvan University Institute of Medicine Biratnagar Nursing Campus, Biratnagar.
  • Hom Bahadur Basnet Tribhuvan University Dhankuta Multiple Campus, Dhankuta.
  • Dilip Kumar Bhattarai Tribhuvan University, Mahendra Ratna Campus Tahachhal, Kathmandu.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/rupantaran.v5i01.39867

Keywords:

online education, opportunities, challenges, covid-19 situation, meta analysis

Abstract

Nearly all governments around the world have temporarily closed educational institutions due to Covid-19 pandemic which are affecting up to 60% of the world’s student. Around, near to 200 countries closed their schools are interrupting the education of more than 1.5 billion young people and impact in long-term social and economic consequences. The aim of the meta-analysis is to evaluate the challenges and opportunities of online education during Covid-19 situation in Nepal by performing a systematic Meta analysis of related published literature. The Meta analysis was done diverse subjects and diverse research design was eligible among the 11 full-text articles. A formal extraction protocol was the PRISMA-P. Main finding of analysis is to offer an opportunity to shift to online learning and interaction and use virtual platforms for e-conference, webinars, podcasts, online class/ online-lectures etc. Opportunities for being continuations of academic career from any part of country; increase learning outcome among job holders. The changes in education technique, modality and process, which may required extra effort initially, provides teacher, faculty and facilitator the forcedly to keep pace with current trends in technology. This study recognized challenges as unequal access and quality of internet conveniences; affordability of laptops/computers; limited interaction; and frequent disturbances.

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Author Biographies

Saraswati Basnet, Tribhuvan University Institute of Medicine Biratnagar Nursing Campus, Biratnagar.

Ms Basnet is a Lecturer at Tribhuvan University Institute of Medicine Biratnagar Nursing Campus,
Biratnagar.

Hom Bahadur Basnet, Tribhuvan University Dhankuta Multiple Campus, Dhankuta.

Mr Basnet is an Associate Professor of Foundation of Education at Tribhuvan University Dhankuta
Multiple Campus, Dhankuta.

Dilip Kumar Bhattarai, Tribhuvan University, Mahendra Ratna Campus Tahachhal, Kathmandu.

Mr Bhattarai is a Lecturer of social studies at Tribhuvan University, Mahendra Ratna Campus
Tahachhal, Kathmandu.

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Published

2021-09-27

How to Cite

Basnet, S., Basnet, H. B., & Bhattarai, D. K. (2021). Challenges and Opportunities of Online Education during Covid-19 Situation in Nepal. Rupantaran: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 5(01), 89–99. https://doi.org/10.3126/rupantaran.v5i01.39867

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