Monique Cloete South African College of Applied Psychology
Monique obtained her MDP in Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment through UNISA School of Business where she obtained the highest achievement for her group and individual efforts. She completed her Bachelors in Applied Psychology through UNISA after which she enrolled with the South African College of Applied Psychology for her Bachelor of Social Science Honours in Psychology. She is currently registered with the HPCSA as a Student Registered Counsellor and wishes to register as a Registered Counsellor after the completion of her Honours degree this year. She will be continuing her studies in Play Therapy and aims to complete her Masters in the future after gaining experience in the area of Child Psychology as a Play Therapist.
Jessica Michele Ellington South African College of Applied Psychology
Jessica Michele Ellington
Jessica completed her undergraduate degree from Monash South Africa in 2018 with a double major in Psychology and Criminology. Currently she is completing her Bpsych Honours where at the end of this year she will be registered with the HPCSA as a Registered Counsellor. She hopes to complete her Masters in the future after working in the field as a RC. Jessica has gained experience by volunteering at a private psychiatric home in the North of Johannesburg and is currently part of the Student Division at PsySSA through their Mentor Programme as the Gauteng Co-ordinator.
Anke Jansen van Vuuren South African College of Applied Psychology
Anke Jansen van Vuuren
Anke completed her BSocSci undergraduate degree in 2018 at Monash University majoring in Psychology and Criminology. In 2019, she completed her BSocSci Honours in Criminology at Monash University. She is currently completing her BPsych Equivalent at the South African College of Applied Psychology. Anke volunteers at a self-development centre for children specialising in the management of behaviour, anxiety and bullying. She has an interest in how individuals learn and the life choices they make based on circumstances. She hopes to complete her Masters degree in future, and combine her experience with Criminology and Psychology.
Elisca Adele Marais South African College of Applied Psychology
Elisca Adele Marais
Elisca Marais graduated with a BSc degree from the University of Pretoria in 2019 with a triple major in Human Physiology, Genetics and Psychology. She is currently busy completing her BPsych Equivalent degree through SACAP and will be a Registered Counsellor with the HPCSA at the end of 2021. Elisca’s volunteer work includes: Life Groenkloof Hospital Children's Ward, Whispers Speech and Hearing Centre, Susan Strijdom Old Age Home, Khuluma Family Counselling (based at the Olievenhoutbosch Police Station) and Hoërskool Zwartkop. She plans on completing her Masters in Counselling Psychology as well as a Doctorate.
Poppy Masinga South African College of Applied Psychology
How to Cite
Cloete, M., Ellington, J. M., Jansen van Vuuren, A., Marais, E. A., & Masinga, P. (2021). Migrating From Face-To-Face to Online Learning During the COVID-19 Pandemic: The Experiences of Psychology Students at a Private Higher Education Institution in Gauteng. Central European Journal of Educational Research, 3(3), 11–21. https://doi.org/10.37441/cejer/2021/3/3/10003
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there was an accelerated migration from face-to-face to online learning. This article aims to explore and describe how psychology students experienced the migration from face-to-face to online learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. It entailed a qualitative research design with an exploratory and descriptive approach. The participants were 28 purposively sampled psychology students from a Private Higher Education Institution in Gauteng. An online survey method was employed to gather the needed information which was then subjected to a thematic analysis. It emerged that the challenges experienced by students were internet connectivity issues, insufficient computer literacy, reduced class time, anxiety, physical impact, and communication issues. Moreover, some benefits related to flexibility, the convenience of online studies and safety from infection with COVID-19 were identified. It was also noted that having certain attributes such as independence, time management skills, having support and being tech savvy improved the online learning process. Some opportunities for Higher Education Institutions to improve the experiences of students included creativity in module delivery as well as providing guidelines on how to use these online platforms.