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Title: Determining the effectiveness of e-learning for higher education students a case of the Durban University of Technology
Authors: Khumalo, Mbalenhle 
Issue Date: 2018
Abstract: 
A number of studies have been conducted in relation to electronic learning (e- learning) in higher education and many have noted the effectiveness of e-learning over recent decades. However, only a few have investigated on the use of e-learning and whether or not it satisfies its users. The internet is greatly used as an educational tool that enables students to access information and instant communication. Accessing the internet can occur anywhere and anytime. E-learning is one of the educational tools that can help students study anywhere and anytime; learning does not have to be done in lecture rooms. The purpose of this study was to determine how helpful e-learning is towards students’ academic progress at the Durban University of Technology. It specifically investigated on how academics encourage students to make use of e-learning, how often students make use of it and whether or not they are satisfied with e-learning as a tool of teaching and learning.

The results of the research indicate that even though majority of the students know about e-learning and make use of it, some students are still left in the dark and do not at all use this platform. While some students feel that e-learning has assisted a lot and has improved their academic progress, some feel that more needs to be done to certain that everyone is satisfied with the implementation and effectiveness of e-learning.

Following an in-depth analysis of the findings, this study recommends that the Durban University of Technology should consider conducting workshops that will educate students on the importance of e-learning and its power when used accordingly and continuously, that every academic has to do their part in ensuring that Think Learn Zone is a success and impacts tremendously on students’ academic progress. The study further recommends that students should be encouraged to at least make use of this tool every day so there could be an improvement in their academic progress. Notes and learning materials should be posted on a daily basis and that students can be encouraged to make use of e- learning.
Description: 
Submitted in fulfilment of the requirements of the Master of Management Sciences in Administration and Information Management, Durban University of Technology, Durban, South Africa, 2018.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10321/3350
DOI: https://doi.org/10.51415/10321/3350
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