E-Learning in Higher Education: The Nigerian Universities’ Experience

Abel Usoro, Rosemary C. Akuchie

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Abstract

Technological innovations have enhanced performance in all sectors of economic and social activities including education. The purpose of the educational system is to achieve efficient communication, which involves transmission of information, knowledge, skills, values, and attitudes to the learner. This study therefore seeks to survey the extent to which e-learning is applied in Nigerian Universities for effective teaching and learning processes. The sample comprised four government universities in the north central geopolitical zone of Nigeria. Twenty five lecturers and 25 students (from second year level and above) totaling 100 in each case were randomly selected. Six research questions guided the study. The findings of the work showed that lecturers are better exposed to Information and Communication Technology (ICT) than students, most e-learning facilities though available in the universities are not entirely functional and adequate. Also lecturers and students do not employ most ICT facilities for teaching and learning respectively.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLeveraging Developing Economies with the Use of Information Technology
Subtitle of host publicationTrends and Tools
EditorsAbel Usoro, Grzegorz Majewski, Princely Ifinedo, Iwara Arikpo
Place of PublicationHershey, PA, USA
PublisherIdea Group Inc
Pages228-237
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9781466616370
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Publication statusPublished - 2012

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    Usoro, A., & C. Akuchie, R. (2012). E-Learning in Higher Education: The Nigerian Universities’ Experience. In A. Usoro, G. Majewski, P. Ifinedo, & I. Arikpo (Eds.), Leveraging Developing Economies with the Use of Information Technology: Trends and Tools (pp. 228-237). Idea Group Inc. https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-4666-1637-0.ch014