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ERIC Number: EJ1284762
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2021-Jan
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-2347-6311
eLearning Tools at the University of Botswana: Relevance and Use under COVID-19 Crisis
Ntshwarang, Poloko N.; Malinga, Tumani; Losike-Sedimo, Nonofo
Higher Education for the Future, v8 n1 p142-154 Jan 2021
Information communications technology (ICT) is currently a highly sought component of every higher learning institutions, especially universities and colleges gravitate towards eLearning mode of instruction and knowledge acquisition. eLearning encompass multiple technology and Internet-based learning platforms that requires computer literacy from both learners and instructors. eLearning has been upgraded such that it offers more flexibility and comfort as instruction and learning occurs any time and at the users' preferred environment. However, for most African Universities, the challenge in the use of eLearning is expedited by excess number of students, poor infrastructural development and poor access to the Internet off campus. At the University of Botswana, the need and urgency to address aforementioned difficulties was exposed in the era of COVID-19 pandemic where the use of eLearning was a dare situation for both instructors and learners. In this article, the authors discuss the background of eLearning tools at the University of Botswana, types of eLearning tools, their relevance, use, advantages and the challenges encountered. Prospects are also discussed. The article is based on the experiences of the authors, their observations, as well as the literature review and the use of the social constructionism or social constructivism theory.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Botswana