IMPACT OF COVID-19 LOCKDOWN ON THE PRESENT AND FUTURE OF E-LEARNING; EVIDENCE FROM UAE
The purpose of this research is to identify and obtain information on the e-learning process under the covid-19 pandemic environment in UAE. Further to investigate the impact of e-learning on the usage of technology. This research uses the quantitative approach to achieve the objectives. We developed and use a questionnaire to get the responses from respondents. Researchers used an online survey via google form to deal with the comparison between different ways of learning (Traditional Learning and E-learning). We used the structured survey and collected 100 responses from different ages and disciplines from different academic institutions within the United Arab Emirates. Findings show that there is a positive relationship between usage of the online learning method and an increase in demand for e-learning technology in the future. Also, there is no critical connection between the replacement of e-learning and the traditional method of learning. E-learning can't replace the conventional method of learning completely, because of certain issues, such as network connection issues, absence of fixation, and so forth. We think along with certain limitations our research is able to contribute significantly towards literature. Further, policymakers can also use our research as a reference to shape policies related to long-term usage of e-learning methods and also related to forecasting the demand for technology.