Effectiveness of E-Curriculum in Social Networks during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Parents’, Teachers’ and Students’ Perspectives

Document Type: Original Article

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Department of Educational Management, Farhangian University, Rasoul Akram Campus, Ahvaz, Iran

10.5812/ijvlms.2020.88141.1057

Abstract

Background: This study aimed to determine the effectiveness of e-curriculum in social networks from the perspectives of parents, teachers, and students during the COVID-19 pandemic. Methods: This was a descriptive study using a survey method in 2020-2021 academic year. The statistical population consisted of three groups of teachers, parents, and primary school students in Dehloran County, Iran. The sampling method included a census of teachers (97 teachers) and random cluster sampling of parents and students (150 parents and 340 students). The data collection tool was a questionnaire for all three groups. Kolmogorov-Smirnov test and one-sample t-test were used to analyze the data. Results: In assessing the effectiveness of e-curriculum in social networks based on the education triangle (teachers, parents, and students) different levels of effectiveness were reported (p <0.05), in the sense that the elements of content, teaching strategies, and evaluation methods were in a desirable condition only for teachers and parents, but not for students. Only the element of objectives received favorable scores from all three groups (teachers=3.73, parents=3.42, and students=3.06). Conclusion: Educational policymakers and planners should take note of different perspectives in the education triangle when evaluating the effectiveness of e-curriculums for primary schools during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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