Work place: School of Social Sciences and Languages, Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore
Research Interests: Natural Language Processing
Dr RLN Raju is a Professor of English in SSL, Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore. He has 40 years of experience in Academia. Under his guidance, six scholars have been getting supervision in various English Language and Literature backgrounds, and many scholars got awarded with PhD successfully. His area of interest includes English Language and Teaching, Indian Literature, American Literature, Comparative Literature, Film Studies and Languages.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.5815/ijmecs.2023.02.04, Pub. Date: 8 Apr. 2023
Learning practices commenced to shift from face-to-face offline class learning to online classes with technological networks specifically on sudden COVID-19 crises. . This sort of variation in their learning method sparks question about students' perception of the new learning system. The objective of the study was to compare English language learning, between online classes and Offline-classes and it explicates different students' perceptions of such learning practices regarding the benefits, improvements, and drawbacks of online and offline modes. The research approach of study, proceeds with a quantitative study, using statistical analysis through questionnaire distribution. The participants of the study were the school students, obtained from Government and private schools in Telangana. The quality of the study stands outstanding in addressing the effectiveness of blended learning both online and offline learning and aids to study nature of the approach if integration of learning modes including face-to face and online learning incorporated and the consideration to improvise qualities learning experiences of students. With those aspects, the research is significant to prove the preference of students to elucidate that offline classroom learning is more preferable than online English learning. The value of the research is recognised that it aids the educators, leadership authorities and researchers to understand parameters leading to efficient learning practices, enhanced collaborative student performance outcomes assisting to select the appropriate technologies in case of any pandemic crisis and to inhibit collaborative learning in and out of classroom. The most general obstacles faced by students in online English learning are materials insufficiency, lack of communicative skills training, lacking reading activities participation, absence of interaction, the inability of queries or doubts clarification, and exercise exposure are addressed by the analysis outcomes. The comparative perception outcomes explicated that Offline English language learning stands out as more efficient than the online learning method.[...] Read more.
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