Barriers and strategies on adoption of e-learning in Tanzanian higher learning institutions: lessons for adopters

Kisanga, D. and Ireson, G. ORCID: 0000-0003-3471-2623, 2015. Barriers and strategies on adoption of e-learning in Tanzanian higher learning institutions: lessons for adopters. International Journal of Education and Development Using Information and Communication Technology, 11 (2), pp. 128-137. ISSN 1814-0556

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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: International Journal of Education and Development Using Information and Communication Technology
Creators: Kisanga, D. and Ireson, G.
Publisher: University of the West Indies, Distance Education Centre
Date: 2015
Volume: 11
Number: 2
ISSN: 1814-0556
Divisions: Schools > School of Education
Depositing User: Jonathan Gallacher
Date Added: 27 Nov 2015 15:26
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 13:57
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/26534

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