PhD Defence Seminar

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Date and time: 
Tue, 2018-03-20 14:39
Location / Venue: 

PhD Lab

A Model for Evaluating 
E-learning Systems Quality in Higher Education in Developing Countries

The rapid growth of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has brought about significant changes in the practice of e-learning globally. In recent years, there has been an increasing adoption of Learning Management System (LMS) assisted e-learning in higher education institutions (HEIs) in developing countries.

Despite the perceived benefits resulting from e-learning, several studies observe that this region still faces challenges related to quality such as: course design, content support, social support, administrative support, course assessment and institutional factors.

Developing countries are therefore still viewed as lagging behind in providing quality education via e-learning. Accordingly, further investigation into e-learning practices is required in order to fill in this gap of research.

This study presents a model for evaluating LMS assisted e-learning Quality in HEIs in developing countries through modifying and extending the Biggs Framework for Quality Learning. The process involved the review of five other models and frameworks of e-learning (the P3 Course Evaluation Model, the PDPP evaluation model, the e-learning Quality Framework, the TMLE framework and the e-learning maturity model). 

The conceptual model output is then validated through a survey of 180 respondents from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology* (*JKUAT) in Kenya. It is hoped that the findings of this study will help those practicing e-learning to evaluate their systems in order to prepare corrective measures and strategies to avoid future failures in e-learning.

Keywords: e-learning, Biggs Framework, Quality Evaluation Model, Course design, Content Support, Social Support, Course Assessment, Administrative Support and Institutional Factors.

Expiry Date: 
Wed, 2019-03-20 14:39
Contact Person: 

Prof Wagacha

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