E-learning readiness of universities in Nigeria- what are the opinions of the academic staff of Nigeria’s premier university?
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This paper examined the opinions of academic staff of the University of Ibadan Nigeria regarding the preparedness of stakeholders of e-learning in Nigeria for fruitful e-learning experience and action in Nigerian universities. Data was collected from 240 lecturers using a questionnaire. The lecturers considered e-learning as an add-on, as they expressed inability to integrate e-learning into their present task and do not even have the time to do so. Lecturers’ assessment of e-readiness of students indicated that the lecturers were undecided on whether the students actually know what e-learning is, and have sufficient IT and web skills required to drive e-learning. However, lecturers have confidence in the IT capacity of their institutions and their IT staff regarding e-learning. Students’ readiness and human resources readiness were not significant factors influencing lecturers’ opinions about readiness of Nigerian universities towards the adoption of e-learning. But public/society readiness, financial readiness, training readiness, ICT-equipment readiness, and e-learning material/contents readiness were significant influencers on readiness of Nigerian universities towards the adoption of e-learning.
KeywordsElearning Lecturers Nigeria Readiness Information technology
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