Examination of Stakeholders’ Awareness and Preparedness for On-Line Learning in Ghana
The advent of Information Technology (IT) has broadened and widened education delivery in most countries of the world. Consequently, some countries are using IT to deliver education to people online. Unfortunately, however, on-line learning has not been widely instituted at all levels of education in Ghana. Certainly, before the educational institutions in the country can embark on such an endeavour, the concerns of stakeholders who have vested interest in on-line learning ought to be ascertained and addressed appropriately. This is necessary because the success of running an education programme such as on-line learning programme is dependent, to a large measure, on the extent to which it satisfies the whims and caprices of its stakeholders. Against this backdrop, the study was conducted to ascertain the awareness, concerns and preparedness of stakeholders for on-line education programmes. The study used questionnaire as a data collection tool. The empirical data were collected from stakeholders of tertiary education. The study has unraveled respondents’ high level acceptance of on-line learning and indication of financial preparedness for on-line learning. The study has also unveiled that stakeholders’ level of awareness of on-line learning is good, yet they have some concerns that need to be addressed to engender high patronage when it is widely introduced in the country. It is recommended that seminars, conferences and workshops be intensified to improve stakeholders’ awareness on on-line learning.
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Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences ISSN 2039-9340(Print) ISSN 2039-2117(Online)
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