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 International Journal of Education and Development using ICT > Vol. 8, No. 1 (2012) open journal systems 


Students’ Perceptions on Incorporating E-Learning into Teaching and Learning at the University of Ghana

Michael A Tagoe, Institute of Continuing and Distance Education, University of Ghana, P.O. Box 31


Abstract
Technological advancement has led to significant changes in the way university education is being provided in the developed countries. Whilst their universities have made great strides in addressing issues of access, cost of higher education and quality through e-learning, Africans are in the 21st century still grappling with these issues. Although the University of Ghana has as one of its strategic directions, the introduction of e-learning, very little information has been provided on its policy direction. In addition, not a lot of research has been conducted on the benefits and barriers to e-learning at University of Ghana. This paper discusses the perceptions of students who may be directly and indirectly affected by the programme, yet ignored in most studies on e-learning. The paper examines the policy environment and infrastructure needs critical to effective e-learning take-off, as well as the benefits and the barriers to implementation. The paper also makes recommendations for the future.


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