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An exploratory study of the critical factors affecting the acceptability of e‐learning in Nigerian universities

An exploratory study of the critical factors affecting the acceptability of e‐learning in... Purpose – Education delivery via electronic media is becoming relevant in Nigeria educational systems, especially the universities. In spite of this, there are hindrances affecting the total acceptability of this technology. Design/methodology/approach – In this paper, we investigated these critical factors by analyzing the questionnaires collected from three sampled universities in Nigeria: private, public and state owned universities. Findings – The results obtained indicated that mass unawareness, low computer literacy level and cost were identified as the critical factors affecting the acceptability of the technology. Originality/value – Analysis herein has shown the factors affecting the acceptability of e‐learning in Nigeria. The results obtained will assist policy makers by finding solutions to literacy problems in Nigeria. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Information Management & Computer Security Emerald Publishing

An exploratory study of the critical factors affecting the acceptability of e‐learning in Nigerian universities

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2006 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0968-5227
DOI
10.1108/09685220610717781
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Abstract

Purpose – Education delivery via electronic media is becoming relevant in Nigeria educational systems, especially the universities. In spite of this, there are hindrances affecting the total acceptability of this technology. Design/methodology/approach – In this paper, we investigated these critical factors by analyzing the questionnaires collected from three sampled universities in Nigeria: private, public and state owned universities. Findings – The results obtained indicated that mass unawareness, low computer literacy level and cost were identified as the critical factors affecting the acceptability of the technology. Originality/value – Analysis herein has shown the factors affecting the acceptability of e‐learning in Nigeria. The results obtained will assist policy makers by finding solutions to literacy problems in Nigeria.

Journal

Information Management & Computer SecurityEmerald Publishing

Published: Oct 1, 2006

Keywords: Critical success factors; E‐learning; Factor analysis; Nigeria

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