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Published: 08 July 2023
Tangible Resources and Effective E-Learning Implementation in Selected Ugandan Public Universities
Wilson Mugizi, Joseph Rwothumio
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Keywords: Access, E-Library, Facilities, ICT, Implementation, Policies, RBVT, Resources, Tangibles, Teaching
This study assessed the influence of tangibles resources on the effective implementation of e-learning during and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic era in public universities in Uganda. The concept of tangible resources was based on Resource Based View Theory. Universities' tangible resources for e-learning were operationalized in terms of ICT teaching facilities, access to ICT facilities, e-library resources, and university ICT implementation policies. Using a cross-sectional survey design, data were collected from a sample of 312 academic staff using a questionnaire survey. Data were analysed using descriptive statistics and structural equation modeling (SEM). The findings revealed that access to ICT facilities and university ICT policy positively and significantly predicted e-learning implementation. However, ICT teaching facilities and libraries e-resources positively but insignificantly predicted e-learning implementation. The conclusions of the study were to the effect that access to ICT facilities and universities' ICT policies are imperative for the implementation of e-learning. Nevertheless, ICT teaching facilities and libraries' e-resources do not necessarily lead to the effective implementation of e-learning. The study recommended that university managers should make effort to ensure that ICT facilities are accessible to lecturers and students, and develop policies guiding the implementation of e-learning. University managers should also make university ICT resources and library e-resources more accessible to lecturers and students.
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