AbstractsLaw & Legal Studies

E-learning in higher education

by Torbjörn Holmström

Institution: Umeå University
Year: 0
Keywords: Bolivia; developing country; e-learning; higher education; teachers' beliefs; Social Sciences; Samhällsvetenskap; Social Sciences; Educational Sciences; Pedagogy; Samhällsvetenskap; Utbildningsvetenskap; Pedagogik; Social and Behavioural Science, Law; samhälle/juridik; Pedagogik; Pedagogik
Record ID: 1356708
Full text PDF: http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-58057


E-learning is a form of education that is increasingly being used in higher education in the developed world. However, the take-up and use of e-learning in developing countries is at a preliminary stage. This thesis deals with e-learning in the context of a developing country. The aim of the study was to describe and understand teachers’ beliefs about e-learning in higher education at UMSA. Qualitative semi-structured interviews and observations were used to identify 10 teachers’ beliefs about e-learning. The Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge framework was used for analysing the interviews and observations. Teachers’ showed varying levels of knowledge about technology, pedagogy and content, as well as varying knowledge levels about different combinations of these three knowledge domains. Despite the limited educational resources at Universidad Mayor de San Andrés (UMSA), most teachers’ believed e-learning is beneficial for themselves and their students