Comprehensive overview of education during three COVID-19 pandemic periods : impact on engineering students in Sri Lanka
The study provided an overview of changes in the educational system due to the COVID-19 pandemic among engineering undergraduates of Sri Lanka. Results show that students’ attendance in online classes improved over time compared to the initial pandemic period. Nearly 50% of students’ family income was impacted- either stopped or reduced due to the pandemic. Most students have issues regarding computing devices, internet connectivity, and the home environment, which are not conducive to learning at home. Under normal circumstances, engineering undergraduates in Sri Lanka have high exposure to modern technology and a diversity of instructional delivery, hence this student cohort was chosen for the study.
Author(s): Ilangarathna, Gayanthi A., Ranasinghe, Yasiru, Weligampola, Harshana, Attygalla, Erandi, Ekanayake, Janaka