The Effect of COVID19 on the Academic Achievement of Accounting Department Students at the University of Jordan, Aqaba Branch. An experimental study
Rania Al Omari.
Universities have changed teaching via e-learning platforms due to the Covid-19 pandemic, which means transferring their work quickly from classrooms and lecture halls to e-learning platforms. As the student assessment was carried out through e-learning platforms, the aim of this paper was to investigate the connexion between the academic achievement of computerised exams and traditional pen and paper exams for accounting department students at the University of Jordan-Aqaba branch of Business College accounting at the University of Jordan-Aqaba as well as to relate the gender of students to differences. The study sample comprised 136 students of the Research Methods in Accounting course from the accounting department at the Business Faculty. A traditional exam was held before COVID 19 crises while the computerized exam after COVID 19 crises. The results of the two exams were compared where unified factors that cause a difference in academic achievement, namely (the same course subject, course subject lecturer) were set. The SPSS was used to compare the results of the marks two exams. Results were related to student's gender, whether gender-related differences are found. The study concluded that there is no statistically significant relationship between the academic achievement of computerized exams held after COVID 19 crises and traditional ones (paper and pen) held before COVID 19 crises for the Research Methods in Accounting course from the accounting department at the Business Faculty in The University of Jordan- Aqaba branch. The results also indicated that the academic achievement differences resulting from computerized exams have to do with the student gender variable in favor of male students.