E-LEARNING CHALLENGES AND INSTRUCTORS’ DEMOGRAPHIC PROFILES IN A PUBLIC UNIVERSITY IN YEMEN

Authors

  • H. Aldowah Center for Instructional Technology and Multimedia, Universiti Sains Malaysia
  • S. Ghazal Center for Instructional Technology and Multimedia, Universiti Sains Malaysia
  • I. N. Umar Center for Instructional Technology and Multimedia, Universiti Sains Malaysia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.4314/jfas.v10i2s.62

Keywords:

e-learning, challenges, university, Yemen

Abstract

E-Learning systems have become widely spread in most colleges and universities all over the world during the last ten years. The developers of e-learning environment are frequently insisted by researchers to consider demographic differences. Thus, this research aims to examine the pattern between the demographic profiles of the instructors and the challenges of implementing e-learning. The demographic variables that were selected to investigate in this study were gender, age, ICT experience, and teaching and e-learning experience. A total of 107 participants completed the survey-based questionnaire. The paper discussed the results of the pattern between the challenges of implementing e-learning with demographic variables and it was found that the demographic variables play a direct and indirect role on those challenges. The results obtained from this study can help universities and other educational institutions to understand the main obstacles that face the effective implementation of e-learning and how to overcome these barriers. Otherwise, e-learning cannot be implemented successfully.

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Published

2018-05-30

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Research Articles