The impact of online learning on students
Evidence from Lebanese French University-Erbil
Keywords:Online Learning, Online Education, International Universities, Students
AbstractOnline education has been introduced as a tool in the learning process in the majority of international universities worldwide. The term “e-learning” is defined as “any learning that involves using the internet or intranet. In this research, we tried the check the impact of online learning upon the students of Lebanese French University Erbil, Kurdistan region Iraq. The Objectives of the study are multi-folded. Firstly, to evaluate the influence of online learning upon the performance of students and secondly, to test the motivation of online learning towards the students. For this purpose, a detailed questionnaire was developed in order to get the response of the students. The questionnaire was built up and distributed to almost eighty respondents in which we got back a perfect response in complete shape only fifty. Graph analysis has been used in order to present the response of the respondent. Mix response was recorded in which slightly negative response was in high portion. Furthermore, results showed that 60 % of respondents answered they are not happy with the online learning process and they want to have a traditional learning process that is on campus. Similarly, in each question, an extraordinary negative response toward online learning is recorded such as 76 % respondents said that they are not satisfied with this implementation of online learning. Also, they are facing hurdles and 58 % of people showed their response one of the big challenges toward online learning is a poor internet connection. 60% claimed that the instructor is not helping them to understand this whole process as a tool of online learning. The possible reason that was claimed from respondents are following: (i)This online process is first time they are interacting with,(ii) Lack of training of such online tools for the online learning process, (iii) once any student is facing trouble while this online process less support is available from the department and technical staff of the university
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