Adoption and Use of E-learning in Nigerian Higher Institutions for Sustainable SocioEconomic Development

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Musa, Aminu Umar
Muhammad, Jamila
Ismail, Murtala Adakawa
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E-learning has received considerable attention from educators and researchers, but its adoption and use in Nigerian higher education institutions are not encouraging. Several studies have reported a variety of barriers that affect the successful implementation of e-learning, such as nonexisting operational policies, financial constraints, poor internet connectivity, and resistance. This paper undertook an in-depth review of the literature concerning the benefits of e-learning and barriers affecting successful e-learning implementation for sustainable socio-economic development. The paper highlighted that in Nigerian higher education institutions, the lack of a conceptual framework that takes into account factors that could aid in the proper implementation of e-learning has hampered the successful adoption and use of e-learning. The study concluded that recent developments and government awareness of the importance and relevance of ICT in the educational sector in Nigeria have opened opportunities to adopt e-learning to deliver distance education in order to educate the majority of its uneducated or less educated people. The paper recommended that capacity-building activities, active partnerships, and investment in human and infrastructural facilities remain central to harnessing and exploiting e-learning for socioeconomic development in Nigeria
Being a Conference Paper Presented at Ahmadu Bello University Library Complex International Conference (2021)