Hadi Hussein Haji and Hawraz Qader Hama
Kurdish EFL Students’ Perceptions about the Use of E-learning During the Covid-19 Lockdown
The outbreak of corona virus (Covid-19) in December 2019 caused the total closure of educational institutions and led to stop the face-to-face teaching for a long time. Therefore, e-learning was applied as an alternative teaching method to continue education. However, little is known about students’ perceptions on the use and acceptance of e-learning implemented during the Covid-19 lockdown, especially in Kurdistan region of Iraq. Hence, the aim of this study is to explore the university students’ perceptions about the use of e-learning during the lockdown in Kurdistan region of Iraq. In so doing, a mixed-method approach is utilized to collect both quantitative and qualitative data from 50 Kurdish EFL students. The results of data analysis reveal that more students show positive perceptions than those who hold neutral and negative perceptions about the use of e-learning during the lockdown.
Key words: Covid-19, E-learning, EFL Learner Perceptions, Technology Acceptance, Kurdistan Region, Iraq