COMPARING THE IMPACT OF ONLINE LEARNING PLATFORMS AND TRADITIONAL CLASSROOM SETTINGS ON STUDENT PERFORMANCE AND SATISFACTION
This study compared online learning systems to traditional classrooms for effectiveness and student satisfaction. 500 university students were questioned about both learning techniques. Quantitative data was collected. To ensure diversity, age, gender, and field of study were collected. Two questionnaires were also given to assess student satisfaction with online learning platforms and traditional classrooms, as well as their effectiveness. The Likert-scale questionnaires measured satisfaction and effectiveness. The statistics showed how online learning platforms compare to traditional classrooms in effectiveness and student satisfaction. Students were largely satisfied with both learning styles, with online learning platforms somewhat higher in satisfaction. The study also found that online learning platform accessibility, schedule flexibility, and multimedia resources affect student happiness. Most students said online and traditional classrooms were beneficial. Online learning platforms were better at facilitating self-paced learning, tailored instruction, and a wide selection of learning materials. This study sheds light on the efficacy and student satisfaction of online learning platforms versus traditional classrooms. Educational institutions and policymakers can use the findings to improve online learning platform design and implementation. The study also underscores the importance of student preferences and needs when designing instructional techniques and the potential benefits of blended learning approaches that integrate the qualities of both learning modalities.