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DOI: 10.5593/sgem2011/s23.108

OPEN UP TRADITIONAL UNIVERSITIES THROUGH E-LEARNING

AUTHOR/S: C. A. CHITIBA
Monday 1 August 2011 by Libadmin2011

11th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM2011, www.sgem.org, SGEM2011 Conference Proceedings/ ISSN 1314-2704, June 20-25, 2011, Vol. 3, 1277-1282 pp

ABSTRACT

Recognizing the desirability of reaching out to new students and engaging in innovative
pedagogical approaches, academic staff continues to prefer traditional lectures, skeptical about
the potential for student learning in online settings. There are also fears of loss of academic
control to central administration.

There are drivers and barriers which increase or decrease motivation to engage in e-learning,
and provides some insights into the challenges of embedding e-learning in higher education.
The most important key drivers underlying the adoption of e-learning are the need to up skill the
population to meet the challenge of the information and knowledge society and the need for
accessible and flexible access to education.

Keywords: e-learning, lifelong learning, strategies; driver and barriers; academic preferences.