E-LEARNING: PROBLEMS AND STRATEGIES OF IMPROVEMENTS FROM THE FACULTY STUDENTS POINTS OF VIEW
Background: E-learning has become important in higher education organization to enhance their educational provision and is being deployed in educational establishments throughout the world. While e-learning had made learning flexible, but it had brought with it problems, including how to give and receive feedback, issues of role models, recognition, administrative system, human aspect of training, and bringing together the community of learners. Aim: assess the e-learning: problems and strategies of improvements from the faculty students' points of view. Design: descriptive design was used in this study. Subjects: Convenient sample of senior students (n= 170) who had been exposed to electronic courses. Setting: At Accredited faculty of nursing, Cairo University. Tools: two developed questionnaires were used for data collection; Problems of e-learning (42 items) and Strategies of improvements of problems (10 items). Results &Conclusion: The findings of the present study conclude that nursing students were highly perceived e-learning system (Mean% =78.26) followed by (77.95%, 67.08%) for the problems related to the administrative system and for the problems related to the academic staff respectively and the highly perceived (Mean% =63.5%) strategies of improvements were regarding offering training courses for faculty members and students on how to use e-learning and establishing a stable system for the periodic maintenance of computers, headsets, and laboratory tools. Recommendations: Faculty administration should design intensive training program to faculty staff and nursing students to improve their competences about e-learning system, improving the infrastructure and its technical equipments in order to create the right conditions for teachers in teaching, preparing professional technical staff to maintain electronic equipment, infrastructure and support user.
Keywords:E-Learning, Problems, Strategies of Improvements, Students
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