Criticism of e-learning Adoption and Use in Developing Country Contexts
2009 (English)In: IADIS International Conference e-Learning 2009 / [ed] Miguel Baptista Nunes and Maggie McPherson, 2009, 273-277 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
While e-learning has been widely accepted and used there has been only very limited benefit to the learning process and its effectiveness. This is especially critical for developing countries where the integration of e into the learning process is mostly in the development stages, and the demand for the required investment in technology vis-à-vis institutional resources is disproportionately high. This paper provides a picture of the current e-learning implementation trends in developing countries, highlighting the challenges as well as suggesting strategies for effective adoption and use. The analysis of issues indicates 1) the need to move from fragmented approaches that mainly focus on ICT infrastructure acquisition to approaches that support adoption and utilization of e-learning to support student learning; 2) that policy formulation; transforming the pedagogical culture; utilization of the available ICTs, student involvement, training and localization of content among other factors are key aspects to be addressed if e-learning implementations within developing country contexts is to bring real benefit.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009. 273-277 p.
E-learning, Adoption and use, Developing Country Context, ICT, Learning
Information Systems Computer and Information Science
Research subject Computer and Systems Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-33397ISBN: 978-972-8924-83-6OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-33397DiVA: diva2:283079
IADIS International Conference e-Learning 2009, Algarve, Portugal