Online English Learning: The Role of Physical and Environmental Variables on Student Performance

Adulrahman Al-Motrif, Yahya Hayati Nassar, Ritzmond Loa, Shahla Abu Zahra, Maisoon Samara, Shatha Sakher, Fany Margarita Aguilar Pichón, Juan Carlos Orosco Gavilán

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The COVID-19 epidemic has had a significant effect on education all over the globe, leading to the widespread closure of schools and institutions and the trend toward online learning. This has brought to light the significance of determining whether or not students are prepared to participate in live, online teaching and the need to consider aspects such as the classroom atmosphere and the degree to which students are responsible for their education. Students' preparedness for technical live online education was evaluated in a study conducted in Saudi Arabia using a structural equation model. This study gives significant insights for instructors adapting to various student competencies. The data also indicate that the pandemic may have contributed to a narrowing of the gender learning gap, which may have resulted from a greater focus on student responsibility. It is necessary to stimulate online networking and community building among college students. This should be done in addition to evaluating the students' preparedness from a technical standpoint. This helps to establish a feeling of community and gives chances for collaborative learning, both of which are especially crucial during times when students are studying independently from one another. In general, the COVID-19 epidemic has highlighted the significance of adaptation and creativity in education, as well as the need to consider a wide variety of elements that might affect students' achievement. Educators can assist in guaranteeing that students are equipped with the skills and information they need to thrive in a world that is becoming more complicated and changing quickly if they continue to research and assess novel ways of teaching and learning.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)284-297
Number of pages14
JournalWorld Journal of English Language
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2023


  • Covid-19 pandemic
  • English education
  • academic achievement
  • online learning
  • physical and environmental factors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Education
  • Linguistics and Language
  • Literature and Literary Theory


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