Overcoming Barriers to Instructor Adoption of a Learning Management System: The Case of Regent University College in Ghana

Overcoming Barriers to Instructor Adoption of a Learning Management System: The Case of Regent University College in Ghana

Stephen Asunka (Regent University College of Science & Technology & Accra, Ghana)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-3676-7.ch014
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Abstract

Following a realization that a Web-based Learning Management System (LMS) deployed by a University in Ghana remained largely unused by instructors, the university’s management intervened. The university wishes to expand access to its educational resources through the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs). Since instructors play a pivotal role in this direction, all instructors were trained, motivated, and appropriately resourced to enable them to use the LMS effectively to deliver courses. Five years down the line, however, most instructors are still ambivalent towards using the LMS software. This chapter discusses the case extensively and concludes by suggesting that one approach that might help solve the problem will be to engage all instructors in participatory activities aimed at collectively identifying and addressing the issues and challenges.

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