International Journal of
Library and Information Science

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Lib. Inf. Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2537
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJLIS
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 232

Article in Press

Electronic Learning Technology in Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, Oyo State of Nigeria: Availability, Accessibility and Challenges

Sobalaje, Adewale Joel, Adigun, Ganiyu Ojo, and Salami, Kudirat Olawumi

  •  Received: 18 December 2017
  •  Accepted: 09 July 2018
This study investigated the availability, accessibility and challenges associated with Electronic Learning (E-learning) in Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso, Oyo State of Nigeria. One hundred and fifty respondents (comprising staff and students) were used as the sample for the study. Interview and questionnaire were adopted as instruments for data collection, while the researchers used the Delphi study method for population’s sampling. The data collected were analyzed using frequency distribution, percentage and regression analysis. The findings revealed the E-learning tools use in LAUTECH to include CD-ROM, Audio/Video Recorder, Computer-based Learning Tool, Web-based Learning Tool, Virtual Library, Electronic Classroom and Digital Collaborative Software Tool (Moodle). The study also revealed that lack of awareness, irrelevant content and lack of technical skills were some of the challenges confronting the proper implementation of E-learning in the institution. It was also discovered that there was no significant relationship between awareness and E-learning tools but there was a negative significant relationship existing between E-learning activities in LAUTECH and the identify challenges. The study concluded that there is no doubt that E-learning has come to stay in LAUTECH but the awareness level is low and some of the modern technology infrastructures and tools that facilitate collaborative interaction between students and lecturers have not been fully integrated. The study suggested procurement of adequate E-learning facilities and training of personnel so as to fully integrate E-learning in LAUTECH.

Keywords: E-learning, Availability, Accessibility, Moodle, LAUTECH