Evaluating the Effectiveness of E-Learning, Based on University Students' Perceptions
University of Tirana, Albania
The evolution of multimedia and information technology, as well as the usage of the internet as a new mode of instruction, has radically altered the traditional teaching method. Higher education institutions have been through many changes as a result of learning technologies, particularly in terms of educational delivery and support processes. The usage of virtual platforms has ushered in a new era in remote learning, and it has grown in popularity over time, owing to the benefits that distance learning provides. The quarantine imposed as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, as well as the immediate closure of universities, refocused attention on the usage of e-teaching and learning platforms.
According to some studies, one of the benefits of e-learning is its capacity to focus on the requirements of individual students. The most glaring criticism of e-learning is the complete lack of important personal contact, not only between learners and instructors but also among students.
The purpose of the study reported in this paper is to investigate the perceptions of university students at the University of Tirana, Faculty of Foreign Languages, during the 2020-2021 academic year. The findings of the data analysis offer significant information on the efficacy of using virtual platforms and the transformation of the education system from a traditional to an online teaching approach.
Keywords: E-Learning, Virtual Platforms, Covid-19 Pandemic, Teaching, Learning, university students