ORIGINAL ARTICLES 213 Barriers to Effective Implementing Mba E-learning Programme: a Survey

Rotimi Gbadeyan, R Gbadeyan, O Akinyosoye-Gbonda
2011 Journal of Applied Sciences Research   unpublished
Traditional classroom teaching method has been in existence for long and this approach has been considered the best way to deliver educational training to students probably due to no viable alternative to it then. The major problem of this approach is that it demand greater flexibility from workers or managers who want to continue or enroll for a program. There is also growing realization that this method of teaching may not be appropriate for distance learning. However, the development in
more » ... development in Information and Communication technologies has brought about rapid changes in the learning environment. Students can now receive their learning materials through the internet, participate in online discussion and get instant feedback. The objective of this paper, therefore is to examine whether combining online and traditional classroom approach will result to better and effective way of learning. A purposive sampling was used to select 198 out of 215 MBA students that participated in the study. The Statistical techniques used were the Correlation analysis, Chi Square test and descriptive analysis. Result reveals that combining Online learning with the Traditional classroom teaching offer better and effective way of learning and the use of e-learning in MBA programme has brought significant improvement in students' learning and development among others. Recommendations were suggested to address some problems identified in the study and useful solutions proffered.