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Scirj Volume II, Issue V, May 2014 Edition
ISSN: 2201-2796

Factors affecting to effective eLearning: Learners Perspective

Dilrukshi Gamage, Shantha Fernando, Indika Perera

Abstract: eLearning is a method of delivering education via electronic means. Timely it is online learning as education or learning happens via world wide web. Effectiveness in eLearning with reference to the learner is whether he/she could meet the learning goals while learning online. In this research it has tried to identify the meaning of learning effectiveness with regard to users’ perspective and the factors affecting the effectiveness of eLearning. In order to conduct the research 121 active online eLearning participants have been interviewed and observed. Qualitative method of Ground theory and Quantitative analysis methods of Principle Component Analysis were used in order to process data and the results provide 10 factors that affect effectiveness in eLearning. At the same time it highlights and ranks the 10 important dimensions which any eLearning provider should attempt to address in providing a successful eLearning practice. Among all, the top 5 ranks were 1.Interactivity, 2.Collaboration3.Motivation 4.Network of Opportunities 5. Pedagogy. This research uniquely identified a ranking to the dimensions by the users’ perspective and also a new dimension, Network of Opportunities which was ranked under top 5 and should be addressed by any eLearning module in the future to provide an effective learning.

Reference this Paper: Factors affecting to effective eLearning: Learners Perspective by Dilrukshi Gamage, Shantha Fernando, Indika Perera published at: "Scientific Research Journal (Scirj), Volume II, Issue V, May 2014 Edition, Page 42-48 ".

Search Terms: eLearning, effectiveness, MOOC

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