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Impact of Web Portals on E-Learning

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Author Tella. Adeyinka, Bashorun. M.T, Adu. E.O.
ISSN 2225-7217
On Pages 766-773
Volume No. 2
Issue No. 9
Issue Date November 01, 2012
Publishing Date November 01, 2012
Keywords Web portal, Internet, Intranet, Information system, Users’ satisfaction, Undergraduate students,University of Ilorin, Nigeria.



Abstract

Aim/Objective: This study examined the impact of web portal on e-learning among undergraduate students; it considers the benefits of using the portal and the problems encounter when using the portal.
Methods: A pure qualitative method using descriptive survey approach was embarked upon. Focused group discussion method was used for data collection. The questions asked were trial tested and analyzed to determine its validity and reliability. Responses obtained were analyzed and presented thematically.
Results: The results revealed that the generality of the respondents confirm that web portal positively impact e-learning in the following ways: being used as supplementary to pass across information to the learners in addition to learning through the electronic format; enhancing information sharing, information needs and processing of each user; provide the strategy to overcome the problem of distance; and improving respondents computer and information literacy skills. The study also revealed the challenges faced by the students when using web-portal. These are Loss/Forgotten Password, Slow Network/ Server Access Problem, Incessant power failure and Swift and unannounced removal of important information.
Conclusion: The study concluded pointing out the implications and the recommendations based on the findings for the improvement of the use of web portal for e-learning at the university.


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