E-Learning as a Means of Knowledge and Learning at Higher Education Level

Maliha Nasir

Abstract

E-learning is a new trend in educational scenario that provides easy access to learning opportunities through internet. Internet not only provides a wide range of information through a large plethora of websites on various fields of life; but also provides opportunity to learn specific courses through Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). These courses may be helpful in promoting knowledge and skills in various fields of life, especially in the field of education and training. This study intends to examine the perception of students, studying at post graduate level, about e-learning. The objective of the study was to find out how students of higher education in University of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (UAJ&K) use e-learning as a means of knowledge and learning. The trend of e-learning in University of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (UAJ&K) were compared to that in International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI). A questionnaire was used to collect data that was comprised of questions related to knowledge about e-learning as well as its use among the students of higher education. The responses were analyzed by calculating frequencies and difference in the opinions of the two groups were verified though χ2 test. The study concluded that students at higher education level are aware of the importance of e-learning, however, there is need to improve the level of access to these resources.

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