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Assesing the Adoption of e-Learning In Ghanaian Universities: Case of some Ghanaian Universities
2011 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This master’s thesis main objective is to find out how the adoption of e-learning among Ghanaian universities could be assessed. To reach this objective, we seek to assess and examine the adoption of e-learning in four (4) universities across Ghana. A structured questionnaire has been developed, pre-tested and administered to a sample of 103 persons comprising students, university lecturers and management authorities of the four selected universities which use e-learning in their educational curriculum.Based on an objective analysis of the obtained data, the major findings show that university managements and lecturers have not established broader e-learning facilities that would trigger students to adopt e-learning course. Also, the current facilities being used are very few and insufficient. Although, some of the universities have made provision for several e-learning delivery modes, yet students and lecturers are not all that familiar with them. Hence, most of those delivery modes are not being used at all. Students’ level of access to computers, internet connectivity, and the lack of regular electric power supply on campus, appear to be the major factors which are most likely to impact negatively on students to hinder them from attending e-learning courses. It was also found out that the most important barriers likely to affect the implementation of e-learning include poor internet connectivity, fear of failure in internet/e-learning services, fear of internet fraud, and the low speed of internet.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 320 p.
Keyword [en]
Social Behaviour Law, e-learning, Ghanaian Universities, educational curriculum
Keyword [sv]
Samhälls-, beteendevetenskap, juridik
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-45375Local ID: 310de62c-4937-47c0-985b-2144302297e1OAI: diva2:1018665
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Student thesis, at least 30 credits
Educational program
Business Administration, master's level
Validerat; 20111212 (anonymous)Available from: 2016-10-04 Created: 2016-10-04Bibliographically approved

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