Exploration on E-learning Methods and Factors Hindering their Usage: An Empirical Case Investigation

Exploration on E-learning Methods and Factors Hindering their Usage: An Empirical Case Investigation

Chengbo Wang (Glasgow Caledonian University, UK) and Baomin Qi (University of Bolton, UK)
Copyright: © 2009 |Pages: 13
DOI: 10.4018/ijea.2009040102
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Abstract

For supporting the effectiveness and efficiency of the students’ learning and the educators’ teaching, as a favored approach in recent years, e-learning technology has been widely used in the academic institutes. However, with regarding to the students community, how much they use the e-learning technology, what types of e-learning methods are being mainly used by the students, as well as the barriers for enjoying the advantages of e-technology, remain interesting topics for the educators to explore. This article, by focusing on these issues, through an investigation among the students within a higher education institute, presents an understanding regarding the usage of e-learning methods, and the factors hindering the efficacy of their usage among the students, as well as a primary analysis on the usage difference between undergraduate and postgraduate students.

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