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ERIC Number: EJ1074165
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1814-0556
Barriers and Strategies on Adoption of E-Learning in Tanzanian Higher Learning Institutions: Lessons for Adopters
Kisanga, Dalton; Ireson, Gren
International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology, v11 n2 p126-137 2015
Tanzanian Higher learning institutions (HLIs) are faced with challenges of adopting e-learning in education. This study involved experts in e-learning to examine barriers of adopting e-learning and the best strategies to address them. Data were gathered from a series of semi-structured interviews with e-learning experts from two HLIs in Tanzania. Five major barriers were identified: poor infrastructure; financial constraints; inadequate support; lack of e-learning knowledge and teachers' resistance to change. The study further describes best practice approaches used by the two HLIs to address each of the challenges. It is recommended that training in e-learning needs to be provided to teachers and administrators; provide financial, technical and managerial support geared towards adoption. Successful adoption of e-learning requires a strategic approach that factors out barriers identified in this study and, which involve all education stakeholders.
International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology. University of the West Indies Open Campus, Dave Hill, St. Michael BB11000, Barbados. Tel: 868-663-9021; Fax: 868-645-9741; Web site:
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: Tanzania
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A