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Critical success factors for implementing e-learning systems in the Egyptian higher education

Critical success factors for implementing e-learning systems in the Egyptian higher education
Critical success factors for implementing e-learning systems in the Egyptian higher education
E-learning has become everyday and commonplace features of higher education across the world yet in some institutions the opportunities and affordances of technology have yet to be fully exploited. To better enable the initial exploitation of e-learning, this paper describes the development of a theoretical construct, based on original research, describing the characteristics associated with the successful deployment of technology evidenced in Egyptian higher education supported by the concepts of a technology acceptance model. The theoretical construct is designed to both, reflect the research findings and, support developments in e learning. It is presented as a hierarchy critical success factors (CSF) based around the quadrant of curriculum, tutors, learners and technology. Findings illustrate the importance of curriculum content nature (theoretical, pragmatic); tutor characteristics (attitude towards e-learning, proficiency of the technology, and support); learners’ characteristics (computer competency, English language proficiency, and learning style); and technology (usability, affordances and infrastructure) for successful e-learning implementations.
It is concluded that by systematically considering these factors the implementation of e learning can be made more effective and efficient.
0360-1315
Abd El-Gawad, Tamer
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Woollard, John
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Abd El-Gawad, Tamer
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Woollard, John
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Abd El-Gawad, Tamer and Woollard, John (2013) Critical success factors for implementing e-learning systems in the Egyptian higher education. Computers and Education. (Submitted)

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E-learning has become everyday and commonplace features of higher education across the world yet in some institutions the opportunities and affordances of technology have yet to be fully exploited. To better enable the initial exploitation of e-learning, this paper describes the development of a theoretical construct, based on original research, describing the characteristics associated with the successful deployment of technology evidenced in Egyptian higher education supported by the concepts of a technology acceptance model. The theoretical construct is designed to both, reflect the research findings and, support developments in e learning. It is presented as a hierarchy critical success factors (CSF) based around the quadrant of curriculum, tutors, learners and technology. Findings illustrate the importance of curriculum content nature (theoretical, pragmatic); tutor characteristics (attitude towards e-learning, proficiency of the technology, and support); learners’ characteristics (computer competency, English language proficiency, and learning style); and technology (usability, affordances and infrastructure) for successful e-learning implementations.
It is concluded that by systematically considering these factors the implementation of e learning can be made more effective and efficient.

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Submitted date: 31 December 2013

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Local EPrints ID: 360826
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/360826
ISSN: 0360-1315
PURE UUID: d62b5e1d-2865-493a-8a72-f4c9e08d1b68

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Date deposited: 07 Jan 2014 12:27
Last modified: 06 Nov 2018 17:31

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