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An exploratory study of the critical factors affecting the acceptability of e‐learning in Nigerian universities

Olusegun Folorunso (Department of Computer Sciences, University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria)
Oluwafemi Shawn Ogunseye (Department of Computer Sciences, University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria)
Sushil K. Sharma (Department of Information Systems and Operations Management, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana, USA)

Information Management & Computer Security

ISSN: 0968-5227

Article publication date: 1 October 2006

Abstract

Purpose

Education delivery via electronic media is becoming relevant in Nigeria educational systems, especially the universities. In spite of this, there are hindrances affecting the total acceptability of this technology.

Design/methodology/approach

In this paper, we investigated these critical factors by analyzing the questionnaires collected from three sampled universities in Nigeria: private, public and state owned universities.

Findings

The results obtained indicated that mass unawareness, low computer literacy level and cost were identified as the critical factors affecting the acceptability of the technology.

Originality/value

Analysis herein has shown the factors affecting the acceptability of e‐learning in Nigeria. The results obtained will assist policy makers by finding solutions to literacy problems in Nigeria.

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Citation

Folorunso, O., Shawn Ogunseye, O. and Sharma, S.K. (2006), "An exploratory study of the critical factors affecting the acceptability of e‐learning in Nigerian universities", Information Management & Computer Security, Vol. 14 No. 5, pp. 496-505. https://doi.org/10.1108/09685220610717781

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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