FOREIGN LANGUAGES E-LEARNING: CHALLENGES, OBSTACLES AND BEHAVIOURS DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC IN JORDAN
As a result of the new CoronaVirus pandemic, the jordanian government requested higher education institutions to transfer traditional learning to distance learning. The goal of the current research is to explore on one side how online learning was carried out and the challenges and obstacles they have. On the other side, what were the student behaviors which either helped the process of Online learning, or rendered the process impossible or partially impossible to study through online sources. Few teachers and students were asked to volunteer in this study by invitation. Participants were asked to give written observations on their activities in the conduct of online language education and on the issues they face. To test the data for validation, several discussions were administered and directed by researchers. Educators have implemented online learning using a range of activities operating synchronously and using a variety of apps and platforms, varying from E-learning systems to external services, depending on school policy. However, several issues have arisen from the learners, the educators, the university and the families of the students, along with legitimate reasons. Online learning, therefore, is not going well because it lacks expertise, relevant policies, training and planning. Complexities of online learning are discussed. Future potential research is being guided and observed to encourage facilitating the online education process.