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dc.title E-Learning resulting from Covid-19 pandemic: A conceptual study from a developing country perspective en
dc.contributor.author Adzovie, Daniel Edem
dc.contributor.author Jibril, Abdul Bashiru
dc.contributor.author Adzovie, Rita Holm
dc.contributor.author Nyieku, Isaac Eliot
dc.relation.ispartof Proceedings of the 7th European Conference on Social Media, ECSM 2020
dc.identifier.isbn 9781912764631
dc.date.issued 2020
dc.citation.spage 19
dc.citation.epage 27
dc.event.title 7th European Conference on Social Media, ECSM 2020
dc.event.location Larnaca
utb.event.state-en Cyprus
utb.event.state-cs Kypr
dc.event.sdate 2020-07-02
dc.event.edate 2020-07-03
dc.type conferenceObject
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Academic Conferences International
dc.identifier.doi 10.34190/ESM.20.500
dc.relation.uri https://books.google.cz/books?id=FCAEEAAAQBAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=Proceedings+of+the+7th+European+Conference+on+Social+Media,+ECSM+2020&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwijkqDFrILuAhVnhosKHXHJDcgQ6AEwAXoECAUQAg#v=onepage&q=Proceedings%20of%20the%207th%20European%20Conference%20on%20Social%20Media%2C%20ECSM%202020&f=false
dc.subject Covid-19 en
dc.subject Developing country en
dc.subject E-learning en
dc.subject Ghana en
dc.subject Pandemic en
dc.subject School en
dc.subject Social media en
dc.subject Virus en
dc.description.abstract The outbreak of corona virus (covid-19) pandemic has brought changes in the way a lot of things are done. All campus-based (traditional) learning in almost all affected countries came to a halt. Most schools have switched to online modes of teaching and learning. Even though infrastructure that propels e-learning is lacking in most developing countries like Ghana, schools are forced to adopt various forms of e-learning such as the use of social media platforms in order to conclude syllabi and complete semesters as well as school terms already begun. The purpose of the study was to examine the perception of students regarding the new modes of learning introduced by their schools, bearing in mind issues of digital divide which exist in Ghana. Partially, the study sought to explore gender differences in accessing and using e-learning platforms. Also, Internet availability and accessibility to students as well as reliability were considered. Finally, the relevance of social media usage in deploying e-learning solutions was explored. In this study, first, the authors employed a qualitative inquiry with a specific focus on document analysis as well as experts’ opinions in order to ascertain the antecedents and consequences of e-learning in a developing country. Lastly, we conceptualised a research model for a future quantitative research design that could take into consideration a survey from at least three different tertiary institutions in Ghana and analyse using a multivariate analysis or the partial least square and structural equation modelling (PLS-SEM). This initiative could help validate the proposed conceptual model of the study. The literature review revealed that developing countries were ill-prepared regarding the adoption of e-learning solutions as one major alternative to traditional teaching and learning. The emergence of covid-19 pandemic has exposed to a large extent, the lack of adequate facilities and technology for the implementation of e-learning solutions, especially in institutions of higher learning in Ghana. Again, the literature revealed a contrary finding to the notion that there is a vast gap in accessing e-learning solutions regarding gender. Finally, the literature showed that social media platforms could be the future of e-learning, especially in developing countries. Research implications have been discussed in relation to e-learning in developing countries. © European Conference on Social Media, ECSM 2020. en
utb.faculty Faculty of Multimedia Communications
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10563/1010102
utb.identifier.obdid 43881802
utb.identifier.scopus 2-s2.0-85097741457
utb.source d-scopus
dc.date.accessioned 2021-01-05T10:46:09Z
dc.date.available 2021-01-05T10:46:09Z
utb.ou Audiovisual Arts Department
utb.ou Department of Management and Marketing
utb.contributor.internalauthor Adzovie, Daniel Edem
utb.contributor.internalauthor Jibril, Abdul Bashiru
utb.fulltext.affiliation Daniel Edem Adzovie 1, Abdul Bashiru Jibril 2, Rita Holm Adzovie 3, Isaac Eliot Nyieku 4 1 Audiovisual Arts Department, Faculty of Multimedia Communications, Tomas Bata University in Zlin, Czech Republic 2 Department of Management and Marketing, Faculty of Management and Economics, Tomas Bata University in Zlin, Czech Republic 3 Department of Guidance and Counselling, University of Cape Coast, Ghana 4College of Distance Education, University of Cape Coast, Ghana adzovie@utb.cz jibril@utb.cz rholm@ucc.edu.gh inyieku@ucc.edu.gh DOI: 10.34190/ESM 20.500
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utb.fulltext.sponsorship This work was supported by the Faculty of Multimedia Communications of the Tomas Bata University in Zlin, Czech Republic.
utb.scopus.affiliation Audiovisual Arts Department, Faculty of Multimedia Communications, Tomas Bata University, Zlin, Czech Republic; Department of Management and Marketing, Faculty of Management and Economics, Tomas Bata University, Zlin, Czech Republic; Department of Guidance and Counselling, University of Cape Coast, Ghana; College of Distance Education, University of Cape Coast, Ghana
utb.fulltext.faculty Faculty of Multimedia Communications
utb.fulltext.faculty Faculty of Management and Economics
utb.fulltext.ou Audiovisual Arts Department
utb.fulltext.ou Department of Management and Marketing
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