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Kwofie Ebenezer Miezah (Koforidua Polytechnic, Ghana, Nigeria), Eric Ashalley (Koforidua Polytechnic, Ghana, Nigeria), Benjamin Kwofie (Aalborg University Copenhagen, Denmark), Albert Intarmah (Takoradi Polytechnic, Ghana)
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Performance evaluation of institutional e-learning implementation process: strategy perspectives for effective integration in technical institutions in Africa
Performance evaluation of institutional e-learning implementation process: strategy perspectives for effective integration in technical institutions in Africa
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Zeszyty Naukowe Uniwersytetu Szczecińskiego. Ekonomiczne Problemy Usług, 2013, nr 105, s. 663-680, tab.,rys., bibliogr. 20 poz.
Issue title
Europejska przestrzeń komunikacji elektronicznej. T. 2
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Abstract
The e-learning implementation efforts of many higher education institutions (HEI)have often failed to achieve the desired expectations of its funders and users. Although performance evaluations could provide some useful insights into the possible causes and solutions of the abysmal performance of implementation efforts, available models focus on the learner's experience, rather than providing a holistic perspective of the entire implementation process. Using a variant of Participant-oriented evaluation approach, this paper presents and utilizes a novel model of the e-learning life-cycle process to evaluate the performance of institutions in their e-learning implementation efforts. The model which is strongly underpinned by the participant-oriented evaluation approach uses the extent of incorporation of important interventions (factors) at each phase of the implementation process (life-cycle) to evaluate the institutional e-learning implementation performance. The model which comprises three distinct phases: adoption, implementation and institutionalization, highlights factors necessary for strategising elearning implementation efforts and their relative degree of importance using the AHP model. Using data from nine Technical Institutions across Africa, a BEE model has been developed for measuring e-learning implementation levels of HEIs. A four level Excellence Performance Chart (EPC) was developed and used to perform a gap analysis. The results of the gap analysis was then used to determine the scale-level (SL) points of the factors which is then used to determine the overall e-learning implementation level of the institution. The paper concludes with recommendations for continuous improvement in the identified areas.(original abstract)
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1640-6818
1896-382X
Language
eng
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