English Language Learners’ Perceptions towards the Use of E-learning Tools in Pakistan
Keywords:E-Leaning, E-Learning Tools, English Language Learners, COVID-19 Pandemic, Pakistan
While living and learning in the 21st century, learners across the world are gradually, rather than slowly, getting exposed to the emerging trends of learning support facilities and environments as they emerge. E-learning is also one such learning support that students are exposed to use at tertiary level learning environments in academically advanced as well as developing countries, such as Pakistan. This paper investigates the extent to which e-learning tools were used by English language learners. It also aims to know their perceptions of e-learning tools during COVID-19. Using mixed method approach, convergent sequential strategy was followed. The data was collected using a questionnaire and semi structured interviews. It was analyzed through descriptive statistics and thematic analysis respectively. The results of the study indicate the positive perception of English language learners towards e-learning tools since majority of the learners believed in effectiveness of e-learning. E-learning tools were perceived useful and easy to use by English language learners in their learning process. Furthermore, mobile phone and zoom application turned out to be extensively used tools followed by the use of WhatsApp among all others during COVID-19 pandemic in Pakistan.
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