Implementation of E-learning in The University of Gezira Barriers and Opportunities
The study aimed to evaluate the factors influencing the adoption of e-learning in the University of Gezira according to views of staff members and recommended possible solutions to overcome challenges. Recently, the University of Gezira as well as some other Sudanese Universities started to adopt e-learning as new methods to facilitate teaching and learning. Sample of 150 staff members were selected randomly from the University sectors (education, engineering and applied sciences, agriculture, economics and human sciences, medicine and health). A questionnaire was used to collect data from respondents; however, a sample of 91 questionnaires was collected. The results revealed that most of the respondents acknowledged that there were multi challenges facing and hindering the adoption of e-learning successfully in University of Gezira. The most significant findings were lack of infrastructure and lack of training. Moreover, the internet services, loading of e-learning contents, technical support and availability of hardware and software provided by the University of Gezira to facilitate effective and successful e-learning adoption was not enough. On the other hand, the respondents believe that the English language is not a barrier to implement e-learning. Also the respondents felt positive attitude toward e-learning. For successful e-learning in general and in the University of Gezira in particular, it is recommended the challenges should be addressed by University and possible solutions should be implemented.
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