FACULTY PERSPECTIVES ON BARRIERS OF BLENDED-LEARNING ADOPTION: A GHANA TECHNOLOGY UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CASE STUDY

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Abstract

Ghana Technology University College (GTUC) adopted Blended-Learning as the main teaching and delivery approach in 2014 with the aim of uploading eighty percent of course contents online by 2021. This approach, however, has not found wide spread acceptance from faculty members. This paper presents findings from an exploratory, qualitative case study that examines the factors that inhibit faculty’s’ successful adoption of blended- learning. A total of 15 faculty members from four faculties of Ghana Technology University College (GUTC) responded to interview questions. Findings were based on content analysis of transcripts. The results of the study show that factors impacting on faculty decisions to adopt blended- learning were:- inadequate technical support, inadequate faculty capacity, wrong training approach, inadequate facilities, lack of management commitment to the implementation process, poor policy implementation, policy incoherence, poorly managed change management processes, faculty anxieties and job insecurities, faculty resistance to change, extra workload, poor delivery platform and system issues, erratic power supply and internet connectivity issues respectively. This study indicates that there are major barriers that impact against faculty adoption of blended- learning.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of EDULEARN18 Conference 2nd-4th July 2018, Palma, Mallorca, Spain
Number of pages10
PublisherInternational Association of Technology, Education and Development (IATED)
Publication date2018
Pages9352-9361
ISBN (Print)978-84-09-02709-5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event10th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies - Palma, Spain
Duration: 2 Jul 20184 Jul 2018

Conference

Conference10th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
CountrySpain
CityPalma
Period02/07/201804/07/2018
SeriesEDULEARN Proceedings
ISSN2340-1117

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Keywords

  • Adoption
  • Blended Learning
  • e-Learning and Online Learning

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Antwi-Boampong, A. (2018). FACULTY PERSPECTIVES ON BARRIERS OF BLENDED-LEARNING ADOPTION: A GHANA TECHNOLOGY UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CASE STUDY. In Proceedings of EDULEARN18 Conference 2nd-4th July 2018, Palma, Mallorca, Spain (pp. 9352-9361). International Association of Technology, Education and Development (IATED). EDULEARN Proceedings https://doi.org/10.21125/edulearn.2018.2210