This research will provide information for educational institutions and other related parties involved with this novel learning platform. It will help educational institutions to take decisions to provide knowledge efficiency and what are their weak points currently hold. This research is important to those who are engaged in the field of education. Research gives the direction to academics and students to understand the reality of this situation. Especially government needs to understand who has relevant facilities to enter online education especially throughout Sri Lanka and they need to facilitate that relevant infrastructure especially in rural areas.
Further, students can get information about how they need to grab knowledge efficiently and they can give feedback on this online learning platform.
Online Education Research Limitations
We can see some limitations here to collect data, and this Covid-19 is a major threat to having individual interviews. Therefore, need to find solutions for that and we cannot go places to take interviews because of moving restrictions.
From the researcher’s perspective, online interviews where reading body language and facial expressions can be problematic. A second limitation of online interviews is the inability of researchers to take field notes and the loss of valuable information about the context.
There can be fewer data available because this Covid-19 situation is completely new for us. This is a qualitative study and therefore, the same data can be changed according to participants’ personal experiences.
There are also complex ethical issues to consider when thinking of researching a global pandemic and each of the methodological techniques suggested above come with unique ethical considerations.