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

, , Nottingham Trent University, UK, United Kingdom

IJEDICT Volume 11, Number 2, ISSN 1814-0556 Publisher: Open Campus, The University of the West Indies, West Indies

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. 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.

Citation

Kisanga, D. & Ireson, G. (2015). Barriers and strategies on adoption of e-learning in Tanzanian higher learning institutions: Lessons for adopters. International Journal of Education and Development using ICT, 11(2),. Open Campus, The University of the West Indies, West Indies.

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