|Title:||The status of the implementation of information and communications technology in distance education|
|Keywords:||implementation of ICT & UNISA and IGNOU.|
|Abstract:||The purpose of this study was to assess the status of the implementation of ICT in distance education in UNISA and IGNOU. The study employed exploratory survey design and a mixed method approach to collect and analyze data. The study participants, instructors, students, administrative officers and ICT expert, were drawn from the two institutes using random sampling technique. For the purpose of data gathering, primary data source was collected by means of Self-developed questionnaire and interview. The questionnaire was employed as the main data collection instrument whiles the interview as gap filling. Quantitative data were analyzed using descriptive statistics including frequency counts and percentage. Qualitative data were analyzed by using narration. The outcomes of the result suggested that the current status of implementation of ICT in distance education has not shown significant improvement but improved from that of infant stage in 2004 UNESA’s conclusion. The result also indicated that there were several factors that hinder the utilization of ICT at the institutions. These include infrastructure problem, lack of awareness and motivation, lack faster internet connectivity, and unreliable electricity power, lack of training facilities and no ICT policy at work is found in the institutions.|
|Appears in Collections:||Center for Environmental Studies|
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