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Prof. Dr.

Abdel Fattah Hegazy

Nouran M. Radwan

Arab Academy for Science Technology and Maritime Transport

E-Learning Challenges Learner Perception to E-Learning Method Data Analysis Findings an Results Conclusion and Future work

What is Going Now ?
The growth of semantic wave embraces four

stages : Web 1.0, was about connecting information ... Web 2.0 is about connecting people. Web 3.0, is starting now and it is about connecting knowledge Web 4.0 will come later and it is about connecting intelligences in a ubiquitous web where both people and things can reason and communicate together.

E-Learning Challenges
There are different E-learning challenges that can be

categorized according to their focus unit. It can be divided into four broad strands: Course challenges related to content, design and delivery. Challenges related to characteristics of the individual, student or the teacher. Technological challenges. Contextual challenges related to organizational, cultural and societal.

Learner Perception to E-Learning

E-Learner : Any learner taking part in an e-Learning course or program.
Style / Mode Characteristics of Learners Perceived Characterist ics of DL and OL

Prior Educational Conditions

Ability and Interest

The aims of this research were to survey, and provide

an insight into learners' perceptions and preferences of e-learning in Egyptian society and to use this as a further indicator of the nations readiness to enhance e-learning. In this study, a random sampling method was chosen since the participants were from Egypt with different ages and education levels. The participants were 90 persons where 63 persons were male 63 (70%) and 27 (30%) only were female.

Data Analysis
This paper depends on Learner questionnaires about

e-learning services. The responders were asked 20 questions in the E-learning Survey form which I was developed and Published at The questionnaire is of five sections. The first part is about Learner Personal information. The second is the using of computer and internet. The Third is the concept of E-learning. The Fourth section is about Elearning means. The last one is about the learner's Knowledge of the Sites That Offer E-Learning Services.

Learners Personal Information

Age: The Responders to the The Sample included 70%

questionnaire were asked to fell into 5 different age.

Figure 4.1 Age
2% 7%
Less than 12

male students and 30% female responders.

Figure 4.2 Genger




18-27 28-34 More than 35

Male Female


Learners Personal Information

The responders include

(61%) university, (15%) secondary school, (10%) Master, (4%) Average Education, (4%) Preparatory school, (3%) Doctorate, (3%) Primary school.

Figure 4.3 Level of Eduction

10% 3% 3% 4% 15% Primary Preparatory Secondary 4% Average University Master Doctorate 61%

The Using of Computer and Internet

94 % respond that they have computer at home, while 26%

have computer at work, only 16% have computer at School and 10 % have computer at college.
Figure 4.4
100% 90% 80% 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0% Internet Games Movies and Education Songs Computer Uses Emails Chat and Forums Videos and photos


The Concept of E-Learning

73% choose that E-learning means using the Internet

to get Information, while 51% choose Education via Internet. 39% choose watching video lessons. 38% choose Reading Electronic books, 38% choose Distance learning. 36% choose learning without a teacher. 30% choose sending lesson on email, 30% choose listening to audio lessons, and 29% choose reading lessons on the internet.

E-Learning Advantages and Disadvantages

E-Learning Advantages
Figure 4.5 E-Learning Advantages

E-Learning Disadvantages
Figure 4.6 E-learning Disadvantages
14% 21% Social Isolation Health 65% Expensive

Eductional Method Diversity Curriculum availability



Communication( teachers and learners)

E-Learning Means
There are several ways to view educational materials

in E-learning. 42% prefer Educational video, 21% prefer virtual classes which learners interact with instructor, and 20% Virtual laboratories while you can make the experiment and watch the results, and 17% prefer E-books. Responders were asked what e-learning helps in. 80% choose that it helps them in collection of information, 67% answer that E-learning enables them to learn with their own without help, 54% provide them EBooks, 46% liked it as a tool to train on exams, 30% choose that it allow learners and instructors communication.

Learner's Knowledge of the Sites that Offer E-Learning Services

61% which is a good percentage said that they know

sites that offer e-Learning service, while 37% said that they didn't know any.
Figure 4.7
E-learning Development
Other Adding educational games Adding historical movies Curriculum in audio lessons Add eductional Games Computers and Internet provision Increasing E-learning sites 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% Percentage

From the results of the study, it appears that people

become accustomed in using computers and internet. Huge percentage like E-learning as a free tool of Elearning to know the information they need in the time they need without help from any person. Also they saw E-learning Websites have to be increased. Additional studies are recommended to extend the research on both professors and students' perceptions to their overall attitude, such as willingness to use elearning, their need for educational technology, as well as technical assistance and training support.

Future Work
How do students learn? This question has been an area

of interest for instructors and researchers for many years. Learning styles are learners preferences in learning. There are many models of learning styles. Several learning styles models and several instruments for measuring learning styles have been developed in an attempt to answer this question.