TITLE

Reflections on a Trial Implementation of an E-Learning Solution in a Libyan University

AUTHOR(S)
Rhema, Amal; Miliszewska, Iwona
PUB. DATE
January 2011
SOURCE
Issues in Informing Science & Information Technology;2011, Vol. 8, p61
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
E-learning is fast becoming an essential method of delivering education. Recently, many traditional education systems have shifted towards new methods of teaching and learning thanks to the proliferation of information and communication technologies (ICTs); this shift includes e-learning initiatives undertaken in developing countries. This paper describes a pilot initiative introduced at the Department of Data Analysis of the Faculty of Accounting of the Aljabal Algharbi University in Gharian, Libya. The initiative was conceived in the context of a project that aimed at solving the Department's educational problems and improving the flexibility of its educational offering. This paper outlines the status of e-learning in the Department prior to the pilot project and presents an analysis of the strengths-weaknesses-opportunities-threats (SWOT) of the Department with respect to using web-based instruction. It discusses the details of project implementation and its capacity to support a new pedagogical framework ('before', 'during', and 'after' activities) for teaching and learning in the Department. Finally, the paper presents the reflections of students, instructors, and technical staff on the trial implementation of the e-learning solution and concludes with a set of proposed recommendations for the future.
ACCESSION #
69748735

 

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