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ERIC Number: EJ1102948
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 71
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1303-6521
Academic Staff Perceptions of ICT and eLearning: A Thai HE Case Study
James, Paul T. J.
Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET, v7 n4 p36-45 Oct 2008
This paper examines the issues affecting the implementation of eLearning at a university in Bangkok. eLearning and the use of ICT is playing key role in shaping teaching and learning in Thailand. Its implementation is providing innovative and creative opportunities for knowledge development and ICT technology transfer. This paper shows that there will be a need to engage in higher levels of eLearning systems development in order to create an overall integrated ICT vision and eLearning strategy for the university. The present study draws data from an anonymous questionnaire administered in the International programmes of study at graduate level in a university in Bangkok. There were a total of 22 returns. The data suggests that eLearning is not widely used at the university as it is perceived as less effective; whereas traditional pedagogic practices as well as being widely used is also perceived as being the most effective method. The theoretical and practical implications of the results are discussed. Data is drawn from a small number of academic staff and thus further university-wide research is necessary. This paper critically evaluates the practicalities associated with eLearning in a university experiencing significant changes and assesses its potential in addressing useful eLearning developments. The paper gives a clear insight into the issues surrounding eLearning and addresses some of the implications for longer-term ICT and eLearning developments.
Sakarya University. Esentepe Campus, Adapazari 54000, Turkey. Tel: +90-505-2431868; Fax: +90-264-6141034; e-mail: tojet@sakarya.edu.tr; Web site: http://www.tojet.net
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: Thailand (Bangkok)