Virtual Learning Environment as a Medium of Instruction in Higher Education
Virtual learning is a kind of learning that is mainly web-based e-learning platform. It needs online portfolios, learning management system, systematic use of assessment, and course content in order to provide students with regular feedback. The present study concerns Iraqi college teachers’ attitudes towards using virtual learning as a medium of instruction in higher education. It attempts to see college teachers’ opinions concerning exchanging the traditional face to face teaching by totally online virtual courses. To gain the aim of the study, a questionnaire of two parts that is constructed by the researcher,is used. Fifty college teachers were dependent as a main study sample in this study. Based on the results gained, specific conclusions and recommendations are put forward.
Keywords - Virtual learning, E-learning, Higher education, College teachers’ attitude.