The use of e-learning of students in Iraqi universities: potential and challenges

Ameen, Nisreen and Willis, Robert (2017) The use of e-learning of students in Iraqi universities: potential and challenges. In: 8th International Visible Conference on Educational Studies & Applied Linguistics (VESAL2017), 23-24 April 2017, Erbil, Iraq.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.23918/vesal2017.a27

Abstract

This paper investigates the potential and challenges associated with the use of e-learning in Iraqi higher education universities from the perspective of Iraqi university students. A total of 300 questionnaires were distributed to students in Salahaddin University in Iraq. 181 completed questionnaires were collected. The questionnaires included open-ended questions in which students were asked to provide their opinions on the importance and advantages of e-learning and how it can be successfully implemented in Iraq. In addition, they were asked to identify the challenges facing the use of e-learning systems in Iraqi universities. The results revealed that students are aware of the importance and benefits of e-learning for their studies. However, major challenges associated with the general infrastructure and the support provided by universities and policy making in Iraq in relation to e-learning exist. The results also revealed that Iraqi students prefer the hybrid approach of learning, using mobile phones rather than relying solely on online learning using computers.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Keywords: Avicenna Virtual Project, e-learning, Salahaddin University
Faculty: Lord Ashcroft International Business School
Depositing User: Ian Walker
Date Deposited: 03 Nov 2016 09:51
Last Modified: 10 Apr 2018 12:58
URI: http://arro.anglia.ac.uk/id/eprint/701046

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