ERIC Number: EJ1159236
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jul
Abstractor: As Provided
The Nature of E-Learning Adoption by Stakeholders of a University in Africa
Ansong, Eric; Boateng, Richard; Boateng, Sheena L.; Anderson, Augustus B.
E-Learning and Digital Media, v14 n4 p226-243 Jul 2017
Studies looking at the nature of technology adoption from a multi-dimensional perspective have remained below expectation especially in African countries. This study, therefore, sought to explore the nature of e-learning adoption in the University of Ghana using a multi-stakeholder approach. A quantitative survey approach was adopted for this study. The three major categories of stakeholders (students, instructors and e-learning administrators) responded to a questionnaire on the nature of their engagement with the Sakai Learning Management System of the University of Ghana. The data were analysed using the descriptive statistics. The analysis revealed that e-learning was yet to receive a university-wide adoption and again it was discovered that, the prevalent activity on the e-learning platform was "viewing marks and grades." And some of the activities were less popular with the users of the e-learning system. For instance, "Detecting and fishing out cheating and plagiarism in students' or researchers' work" was the least popular activity on the e-learning platform. The originality of the study lies in the multi-faceted (student, lecturers/instructors and e-learning administrators) approach to the study of e-learning adoption in an African country. The study concludes with a discussion of implications and future research directions.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Technology Integration, Higher Education, College Students, College Faculty, Administrators, Attitude Measures, Questionnaires, Integrated Learning Systems, Statistical Analysis, Surveys
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: Ghana