Access to E-learning in the Nigerian university system (NUS): a case study of University of Calabar
In developing countries, the application of electronic learning (e-learning) in the educational system is yet to gain much ground. This study therefore seeks to survey the extent to which elearning is applied in University of Calabar for effective teaching and learning processes. The purpose of this paper is to give a brief insight to the current status of e-learning in the Nigerian university system. University of Calabar located in the Niger delta area was used as a sample. The work assessed the availability and adequacy of e-learning resources [human and material] and infrastructure against some minimum benchmarks for quality. Questionnaire, physical counting, and observations were used to gather information. Questionnaire were administered to lecturers and students spanning art and science based programmes during an e- learning workshop organized by AfriHUB. The findings revealed that lecturers and students are literate in the use of most aspects of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), most e-learning facilities are available and functional but inadequate in the University of Calabar. Lecturers and students employ ICT facilities for teaching and learning respectively. From the findings, implications are drawn for quality development and assurance so that the progress in e- learning will continue.
Key Words: E-learning, University, Lecturers, Students, Nigeria.