World Journal of Multidisciplinary Research, vol.4, no.1-2, pp.87-94, 2021 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)
The novel coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic has affected more than four-hundred and eighty-three million confirmed cases worldwide by 27 September 2021, reported by the World Health Organisation (WHO). Governments around the world implemented social distancing measures to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19). One of the most effective measures was the closure of schools and a suspension of face-to-face/traditional education. In this sense, we evaluated the Covid-19 impact on students’ performances in the Java programming language module based on formative assessment in a university in Turkey. Six computer laboratory exam results of 83 students were analysed. One sampled dependent t-test is performed (p-value=0.0000<0.05). Note that the first four laboratories were face-to-face/traditional (before Covid-19) while the rest two laboratories were online (after Covid-19). The analysis results reveal that the performance of students decreases because the education is online instead of face-to-face education during the Covid19 pandemic. Therefore, this paper has underlined the importance of face-to-face/traditional education which is a more effective and efficient method for the teaching of computer programming modules than online education.