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Non-academic online activities among Bangladeshi University students: Case Study

Md. Obaidullah, Abdullah Al Zubayer , , ,
1*: Department of Public Administration, University of Barishal, Barishal 8200, Bangladesh; 2: Department of Sociology, University of Barishal, Barishal 8200, Bangladesh

Objectives: E-learning has become the mandatory component of all educational institutions like schools, colleges, and universities in and around the world due to the pandemic crisis of COVID-19. Students are not busy now. They are spending time online. This study examines the non-academic online activities of public university students in Bangladesh. Methods: The study is qualitative-explorative. Data has been collected through a semi-structured questionnaire. That was qualitatively thematic analysed through manual coding to achieve the research objectives. The sample was taken from 20 Students of 10 public universities in Bangladesh for a case study by purposive sampling technique from July 5 to July 15, 2020. Findings and Conclusion: The findings of the study shows, that students are engaged in online activities, both productive and non-productive. Especially focus on non-academic online activities. We found that leisure time activities, Soft skills development, spending time online and exceptional thinking from the academic area of students. However, they are facing different problems. Finally, some solutions are provided in this paper.

Md. Obaidullah ,Abdullah Al Zubayer."Non-academic online activities among Bangladeshi University students: Case Study". International Journal of Computer Engineering In Research Trends (IJCERT) ,ISSN:2349-7084 ,Vol.7, Issue 08,pp.29-35, September - 2020, URL :,

Keywords : COVID-19, E-learning, Online Course, Online learning, online activities

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