International Journal of
Science and Technology Education Research

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Sci. Technol. Educ. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-6559
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJSTER
  • Start Year: 2010
  • Published Articles: 75

Full Length Research Paper

Prediction of the problems, user-satisfaction and prospects of e-learning in HEIs of KPK, Pakistan

Qamar Afaq Qureshi*, Allah Nawaz and Najeebullah Khan
  Department of Public Administration,Gomal University Dera Ismaeel Khan, KPK, Pakistan.
Email: [email protected]

  • Article Number - 00E077B2886
  • Vol.2(2), pp. 13-21 , February 2011
  •  Accepted: 26 November 2010
  •  Published: 28 February 2011



The research reveals that whatever is the perception and theory of a user about the ICTs and e-Learning environment, the same is reflected through his/her attitude toward using educational technologies for teaching and learning purposes. This study is about the measurement of relationships between the predictors (perceptions about educational technologies and the development and use practices) and the criteria variables (problems, satisfaction and prospects) among the e-Learning users in higher education institutions (HEIs) of North-West Frontier Province (NWFP), Pakistan. The research shows that 81% of problems, 57% of satisfaction and 23% of prospects is explained by the predictors. Furthermore, problems are explained by all four predictors; Satisfaction by three but prospects are predicted by two variables only. The surprising finding is that prospects are not defined by the ‘existing development and use practices’. Rather, their perceptions about ICTs and e-Learning tools strongly forecast the prospects.


Key words: Perceptions about ICTs, educational technologies, e-learning development and use practices, user-problems, user-satisfaction, prospects of ICTs, e-learning.