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Perceptions of Afghanistan Students on the Use of Online Tools for Learning

Hafizoah, Kassim and Bakhtyari, Mohammad Basir (2014) Perceptions of Afghanistan Students on the Use of Online Tools for Learning. International Journal of Technical Research and Applications (IJTRA), SI (3). pp. 16-21. ISSN 2320-8163

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Online technology plays a significant role in higher education especially in assisting teaching and learning. In Afghanistan, to move towards student-centered and technology-driven learning, the Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE) encourages all universities to use technology to facilitate teaching and learning. This study, therefore, attempts to measure Afghanistan university students’ perceptions of online tools utilization on their learning. A survey questionnaire was distributed to 217 students, and 35 of them volunteered to be interviewed. The results generally indicated positive perceptions of online tools utilization. However, participants believed that online tools are able to assist them develop surface learning better than deep learning. This is due to a number of barriers faced by the students, and universities in providing better learning experiences through technology. The findings suggest a need for trainings and constant exposure for both teachers and students for online tools to be effectively utilized to enhance learning.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Special Issue 3: GRDS International Conferences, June-2014 (ICBELSH) Part 1
Uncontrolled Keywords: Online tools; Perceptions; Learning
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Faculty/Division: Centre For Modern Languages and Human Sciences
Depositing User: Dr. Hafizoah Kassim
Date Deposited: 04 Aug 2014 02:51
Last Modified: 17 Nov 2017 02:17
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