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ERIC Number: EJ1285614
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2021
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1927-6044
Academics' Experience of Implementing E-Learning in a South African Higher Education Institution
Maphalala, Mncedisi Christian; Adigun, Olufemi Timothy
International Journal of Higher Education, v10 n1 p1-13 2021
This study sought to explore the experiences of academics with the use of e-learning to support teaching and learning at a South African university. The theory underpinning the study was the Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology (UTAUT). The study adopted a qualitative design using ten purposively selected academic staff and one IT specialist at a South African university. Semi-structured interview was used to gather the data that were used to answer the research questions. Data were analysed using thematic content analysis. The following themes resulted from the analysis: technical support and training for e-learning; Information Communication Technology infrastructure and internet accessibility; uptake of e-learning and the use of the Learning Management System; content development for e-learning; and evaluation of teaching effectiveness using e-learning. Based on the findings, periodic updates and training on the new changes should be made to the university's e-learning platforms, provision of timely technical support to academics in order to sustain positive user experiences of e-learning were recommended.
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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: South Africa