Towards an e-learning adoption framework for rural-based higher education institutions in South Africa

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dc.contributor.advisor Kadyamatimba, A.
dc.contributor.advisor Madzvamuse, S.
dc.contributor.author Patel, Naziyabanu Mohmedsalim
dc.date 2018
dc.date.accessioned 2019-06-06T14:38:20Z
dc.date.available 2019-06-06T14:38:20Z
dc.date.issued 2019-05-18
dc.identifier.citation Patel, Naziyabanu Mohmedsalim (2018) Towards an e-learning adoption framework for rural-based higher education institutions in South Africa, University of Venda, South Africa.<http://hdl.handle.net/11602/1363>.
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11602/1363
dc.description MCom (Business Information Systems) en_US
dc.description Department of Business Information Systems
dc.description.abstract The aim of this research study is to propose an e-learning framework to deliver a guideline for the adoption of e-learning considering all major determinants such as technical, operational, organisational, cultural and socio-economical domains, in the setting of rural-based higher educational institutions. E-learning is a process which has arisen from ICT advancement, and it is coordinated together with the education programs at many universities. In South African tertiary institutions, the adoption rate for e-learning is higher in urban-based higher education institutions and colleges and lower in rural-based higher education institutions. Even though with the supposed capacity that e-learning provides, the bigger part of the e-learning approach in rural-based higher education institutions does not achieve their potential. This study focuses on identifying factors which impact the adoption of e-learning at rural-based, higher education institutions and its challenges. A case study approach is undertaken, using mixed methods for collection of data from the respondents based on e-learning adoption at student, educator and institutional level. The study identified the factors which influence the adoption of e-learning in rural-based HEIs. Eventually, the researcher proposed an e-learning framework which contributes to the e-learning adoption in rural-based HEIs, by establishing a guide for these institutions for enhanced planning, development and implementation tool for e-learning adoption using the Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology Model. The study identified that the e-learning usage and perception was lower in rural-based HEIs as compared to urban-based HEIs, and performance expectancy, effort expectancy, social influence and facilitating conditions are all major factors which influence the adoption of e-learning. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship NRF en_US
dc.format.extent 1 online resource ()
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Adoption Framework en_US
dc.subject E-learning en_US
dc.subject Rural - based HEIs en_US
dc.subject Student - Centered Learning en_US
dc.subject Teaching and Learning en_US
dc.subject.ddc 378.1730968257
dc.subject.lcsh Computer-assisted instruction -- South Africa -- Limpopo
dc.subject.lcsh Audio-visual education -- South Africa -- Limpopo
dc.subject.lcsh Educational technology -- South Africa -- Limpopo
dc.subject.lcsh Programmed instruction -- South Africa -- Limpopo
dc.subject.lcsh Teaching -- Aids and devices
dc.subject.lcsh Technology -- South Africa -- Limpopo
dc.subject.lcsh Education, Higher -- South Africa -- Limpopo
dc.subject.lcsh Universities and colleges -- South Africa -- Limpopo
dc.title Towards an e-learning adoption framework for rural-based higher education institutions in South Africa en_US
dc.type Dissertation en_US

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