Academic Libraries as Agents in optimizing E-learning Opportunities for Effective Educational Service Delivery.pdf1 (2011)
Purpose: The paper highlights the concept of E-learning, bringing to the knowledge of readers, how E-learning is categorized in the context of educational service delivery. Design/Methodology/Approach: The study adopted literature review method in eliciting how the library plays pivotal roles in effective educational service delivery and optimizing e-learning opportunities.
Findings: From the literature reviewed and conclusions raised in the paper, it is observed that certain critical factors pose as challenges of e-learning for effective educational service delivery. Such factors as lack of ICT facilities, Poormaintenance culture and technical support, Lack of skill, Technophobia, Poor bandwidth problem, poor electricity supply and Poor perception of E-learning on the part of the learners and the instructors.
Practical Implications: The paper provides solutions to factors identified as constraints in e-learning for effective service delivery. This is tagged as the meeting point of libraries and E-learning for effective ESD. Such meeting points are : increase in the budget allocation of academic institutions, providing access to e-resources, etc.
Originality/Value: The study is one of few articles written in the area of libraries and e-learning in the context of raising issues regarding the involvement of libraries in optimizing e-learning opportunities for effective educational service delivery.
Keywords: libraries, e-learning, educational service delivery.
Citation InformationHelen Nneka Okpala (nee Eke). "Academic Libraries as Agents in optimizing E-learning Opportunities for Effective Educational Service Delivery.pdf" 1 (2011)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/heleneke/37/
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