EXPLORING THE EDUCATIONAL DIGITAL LEARNING SYSTEMS UTILIZED BY EFL POSTGRADUATE STUDENTS DURING THE COVID19 PANDEMIC QUARANTINE

Authors

  • Ali Sabah Jameel Al-Khayyat

Abstract

The Digital Learning Systems (Hence: DLSs) are being used during COVID-19
pandemic quarantine as means to facilitate students' learning process and as alternative
methods of learning. Due to widespread university and school closures as a protection
procedures to reduces the spread of COVID-19 all over the world, UNESCO does its best to
cooperate with Ministries of Higher Education and Ministries of education in the countries that
have affected by COVID-19 pandemic to ensure the continued education process for all
students via alternative channels and methods of learning.
UNESCO has provided several learning solutions to enable educational institutions all
over the world to continues the educational process. The aim of the present study is to explore
the educational DLSs utilized by EFL postgraduate students in the University of Anbar; Tikrit
University; and University of Babylon during the covid-19 pandemic quarantine, that means
during the second semester of the academic year 2019-2020. The researcher built a
questionnaire to collect the data of the study. The questionnaire was distributed via "Google
Form". The research answers the following question: "What is the most educational Digital
Learning Systems (DLSs) utilized by EFL postgraduate students in the University of Anbar;
University of Tikrit; and University of Babylon during the covid-19 pandemic quarantine?".
The results of the study revealed that the most electronic digital systems were ranked as
following: in the first rank was the Google Classroom Set, in the second rank was the Hangouts
Meet, in the third rank was the Zoom, in the fourth rank was the Free Conference Call, followed
the WhatsApps, viber, and Telegram. While the following electronic digital systems were not
used by the Iraqi universities students such as: the Dingtalk, the Lark, the Teams, WeChat
Work, Skype, and Edmodo.

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Published

2020-11-02

How to Cite

Ali Sabah Jameel Al-Khayyat. (2020). EXPLORING THE EDUCATIONAL DIGITAL LEARNING SYSTEMS UTILIZED BY EFL POSTGRADUATE STUDENTS DURING THE COVID19 PANDEMIC QUARANTINE. PalArch’s Journal of Archaeology of Egypt / Egyptology, 17(6), 11481 - 11488. Retrieved from http://mail.palarch.nl/index.php/jae/article/view/2939