Challenges of Using E-learning Management Systems faced by the Academic Staff in Distance Based Institutions from Developing Countries: A Case Study of the Open University of Tanzania

  • R Bhalalusesa
  • EEA Lukwaro
  • M Clemence


A study was carried out at selected centres of The Open University of
Tanzania (OUT) to find out how lecturers use the E-learning Management System (ELMS) and the problems that they encounter when using the ELMS. Based on the general hypothesis of the use of Information Systems, different methodologies were used to find out the factors that lead to the inefficient use of the ELMS at OUT. Results were analyzed and evaluated and challenges of the usage of the ELMS at OUT established. The paper concludes by giving general recommendations and future work which need to be done to make sure that the academic staff utilize the ELMS effectively.

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