Virtual platforms: Assessing the challenges of e-learning in Ghana

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dc.contributor.author Narh, N.
dc.contributor.author Boateng, R.
dc.contributor.author Afful-Dadzie, E.
dc.contributor.author Owusu, A.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-12-16T17:02:42Z
dc.date.available 2019-12-16T17:02:42Z
dc.date.issued 2019-08-17
dc.identifier.uri https://www.scopus.com/record/display.uri?eid=2-s2.0-85073530100&origin=resultslist
dc.identifier.uri http://ugspace.ug.edu.gh/handle/123456789/34216
dc.description Research Article en_US
dc.description.abstract This paper investigates virtual platforms (VPs) and how they are used for e-learning. It assesses the challenges students face when they use VPs for e-learning from the perspectives of student capacity, institutional perspectives, and external factors, such as the environment or context. Students in Ghana who are engaged in e-learning through external universities outside Ghana were targeted as respondents for this study. It is generally established that different types of computer systems have been adopted by students engaged in e-learning. Two types of computer systems were adopted by the respondents in this study: Open edX and Latitude Learning systems. Three sets of challenges are identified: 1) institutional challenges (ineffective orientation of students by service providers, systems failures, and speaking patterns); 2) student-technological challenges (poor computer skills and self-efficacy, inadequate knowledge and skills in the use of online handles, and poor time management by students); and 3) environmental factors (poor Internet connections, lack of advanced ICT technologies to support e-learning. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Association for Information Systems en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries ;2019
dc.subject E-learning en_US
dc.subject Ghana en_US
dc.subject Learning innovations en_US
dc.subject Virtual platforms en_US
dc.title Virtual platforms: Assessing the challenges of e-learning in Ghana en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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