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ERIC Number: EJ1074164
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 49
ISSN: ISSN-1814-0556
Teaching Faculty's Perception about Implementing Elearning Practices at the University of Guyana
Livingstone, Kerwin A.
International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology, v11 n2 p85-103 2015
In this modern era, the traditional approach to learning and teaching, which may engage students, does not lend itself to diversity. Since this approach is viewed as a barrier to significant learning experiences, teachers, educators, and other stakeholders have been calling for improved pedagogical practices in educational institutions. Since the dawn of technology, the continued use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) has created the path for elearning. Elearning facilitates the learning-teaching process with an array of channels and technologies, and has the potential to revolutionise instructional practices in educational institutions in both developed and developing countries, including the University of Guyana. Considering the aforesaid, this study surrounds teaching faculty's perception about implementing elearning practices at the University of Guyana. Through a mixed methods approach, teaching faculty from the University was sampled purposively, facilitated by the design and implementation of an online survey, with the objective of finding out their perception about the adoption of elearning practices at the institution. By means of empirical analysis, the results show that teaching faculty is generally prepared to upgrade their teaching methods and embrace elearning as a viable alternative. It is recommended that elearning practices be integrated into the pedagogical practices of the University's teaching faculty.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Guyana