Date of Award


Degree Type

UG Dissertation (Restricted)



First Advisor

Prof. Andrew Sewell


Due to the vast improvement in technology and the fluctuation of the COVID-19 pandemic, the generalization of using e-learning tools for teaching has been on the rise throughout these years. However, not much research has been done to evaluate its effectiveness. This study aims to examine the impacts of using e-learning tools for teaching English and discuss the possibility of completely replacing traditional pedagogy with e-learning tools. This project was carried out using a qualitative methodology, through in-depth interviewing and a combination of thematic and comparative analysis to provide a holistic insight into the topic. The results indicate the high effectiveness of e-learning for enhancing interaction and immediacy. At the same time, they reveal the existence of technical problems as a major drawback. Furthermore, they emphasize the crucial need to maintain the co-existence of conventional teaching methods and e-learning. By implication, e-learning plays an important role as the facilitator of a conducive English learning environment. It is hoped that educators could have a deeper insight into the topic of e-learning and its implementation, allowing them to make decisions on the level of adoption.



Recommended Citation

Wong, C. J. (2022). The impacts of the generalization of e-learning tools in Hong Kong ESL classrooms (UG dissertation, Lingnan University, Hong Kong). Retrieved from