ANALYSIS OF THE FACTORS AFFECTING E-LEARNING USING DIGITAL LEARNING PLATFORMS
E-learning has become inevitable for the learners and opened up new opportunities for acquiring the knowledge. Few major factors affecting E-learning usage in higher educational institutes are considered in this study. This study aims to analyse the factors which affects the learning while using learning platforms among the students from various fields of higher education. The objective here is to check if there is any difference among male and female learners in terms of major factor associated with the digital learning platforms. Another objective of this study is to analyse whether there is any difference in preferences when compared with current education level and the area of study. For the hypotheses defined in this study, two well-known non-parametric tests, namely, Mann-Whitney U test and Kruskal Wallis tests are utilised. The results of the study revealed that ease of submissions and online help features of the course are the two most prominent factors affecting usage of E-learning and further findings are discussed in detail in the subsequent section.
E-learning, Digital Learning Platforms, Learning Management System, MOOCs.