IMPACT OF THE COVID 19 PANDEMIC AMONG STUDENTS FROM THE ACCOUNTING FACULTY OF THE UNIVERSIDAD VERACRUZANA IN VERACRUZ
Universidad Veracruzana (MEXICO)
About this paper:
Conference name: 13th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 5-6 July, 2021
Location: Online Conference
Abstract:Humanity over time has suffered from many diseases, some of which have affected large groups of people who, when living with other groups in the same place, spread and begin to become a threat to the population. When the contagion of a disease advances, affecting several regions of the planet and attacking almost all individuals, it becomes a pandemic, which in some occasions, since people do not have immunity against the disease, transform the societies in which they appear, changing with this the fate of the people who suffered it and, on some occasions, the course of history.
The effects of this pandemic in the education sector did not wait, in this case specifically among the students of the Accounting Faculty of the Universidad Veracruzana in Veracruz, which as a result of this situation had to change from the modality of face-to-face education to long distance education.
The objective of this research is to know the opinion among the students of the Accounting Faculty in Veracruz, about how the change from face-to-face education to virtual education affected them, since face-to-face classes were suspended as a result of the pandemic of Covid 19 and they had to adapt to the virtual modality with all the changes that this implies.
A quantitative methodology was used, which allowed the analysis of the results obtained from a survey applied to the students of the Accounting Faculty in Veracruz. The results are based mainly on their opinion on how the change from face-to-face education to distance education affected them.
The change in the teaching-learning modality as a result of the Covid 19 pandemic has brought several challenges for educational institutions, which have implemented alternative options and support measures. Also it has affected other parties involved, such as: students, their families and teachers, but furthermore, it has provided them with a valuable learning experience and has accelerated the digital transformation of higher education institutions.
Keywords: Pandemic, face-to-face education, distance education, educational modality and virtual education.