STAGES OF THE IMPLEMENTION OF E-LEARNING IN TRADITIONAL UNIVERSITIES
1 Shiraz Payam-e-Noor University (IRAN)
2 Persian Gulf University (IRAN)
About this paper:
Appears in: EDULEARN10 Proceedings
Publication year: 2010
Conference name: 2nd International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 5-7 July, 2010
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Abstract:The emergence of e-learning has been one of the most critical points in the development of educational systems. The use of e-learning in universities and educational institutions has been very popular in last decades because of the potentials such as flexibility and manageability. For this, many universities and educational institutes are planning to use this educational choice. But failure stories and high rate of dropout in online courses suggest us that the successful implementation of e-learning is not a simple process. Therefore, recognizing the right processes and procedures for implementing e-learning is an important task in resolving the challenges of implementation and providing the best options for improving the system functionality. In this study, we mention 6 stages (diagnosis, decision making, design, development, delivery, and post delivery) and three phases (preparation, operation, and post operation) in implementation of e-learning in traditional universities. We also discuss about specific challenges of each stage and provide some suggestions for resolving the challenges.
Keywords: stages, e-learning, implementation, traditional universities.