E-learning from the Perspective of University of Zakho Students During Covid-19

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Fakhir O. Mohammed
Aveen M. Hasan


The study investigates the impressions of students at University of Zakho, Kurdistan Region of Iraq, about e-learning during the Covid-19, highlighting some problems resulted from using this e-learning system. Also, the statistical significance of correlations according to gender is calculated. Using qualitative and quantitative methods for data collection, a questionnaire of seven items is utilized via google document and sent to nearly 1000 participants (males and females) via social media and online platforms. Only 752 responses returned. The data were interpreted and analyzed by Excel sheets and SPSS software. As there was statistical significance in gender differences, the results showed that the majority of the participants do not view e-learning as a fun process for their education and they have no willingness to use it for their future studies. In addition, more than half of the participants agree that (1) e-learning is costly; (2) lectures are better understood in classrooms; (3) e-learning is not adequate because of the internet and electricity outage; and (4) e-learning leads to some eye problems and headaches. Generally, knowing the students’ impressions about using e-learning for their education will be helpful for the university administrators, educational policy makers, teachers to determine the students’ genuine needs, motivation or challenges. This will be helpful to gain an understanding of e-learning in Kurdistan Region of Iraq, to cope with challenges involved in the process of e-learning, and develop approaches to solve the problems resulted from.


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Mohammed, F. O. and Hasan, A. M. (2022) “E-learning from the Perspective of University of Zakho Students During Covid-19”, Koya University Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, 5(1), pp. 62-69. doi: 10.14500/kujhss.v5n1y2022.pp62-69.
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Fakhir O. Mohammed, Department of English Language, Faculty of Humanities, University of Zakho, Kurdistan Region, Iraq

Dr. Fakhir Omar Mohammed is an assistant professor and faculty member at the University of Zakho, Faculty of Humanities, Dept. of English. He has a BA degree in English Language from University of Duhok in 2001, an MA degree in English language and Linguistics from University of Mosul in 2006, and a Ph.D. degree in Semantics and Pragmatics from Salahuddin University in 2018. Dr. Mohammed has (15) Journal Articles (see GSC). He is a member of the Scientific Committee at the Department of English, University of Zakho. Currently, he works and does researches on the fields of general linguistics, applied linguistics, semantics and pragmatics.

Aveen M. Hasan, Department of English Language, Faculty of Humanities, University of Zakho, Kurdistan Region, Iraq

Dr. Aveen Mohammed Hasan is an assistant professor in general linguistics at the English Language Department, University of Zakho. She holds a Master of Arts degree in English Language and Linguistics from University of Mosul in 2005 and a Ph.D. degree in general linguistics from Ulster University, UK. Currently, she is a staff member and head of English Language Department at the Faculty of Humanities, University of Zakho, Kurdistan Region-Iraq. She has taught different courses at the graduate and postgraduate levels and supervised graduate and postgraduate research projects. She published a number of scientific researches in national and international scientific journals. Additionally, she has also participated in different local and international conferences within her own specialty.  Furthermore, Dr. Aveen has participated in several workshops and training courses. Besides, she is the editor-in-chief in the Journal of Comparative Studies and member of the Editorial Board, at Humanities journal of University of Zakho.  Currently, she works and does researches on the fields of general linguistics, applied linguistics, phonetics and phonology.


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