Viability of E-Learning Approach in the University of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Ishtaiq Hussain, Nabi Bux Jumani, Maqsood Ahmed & Sarfraz Ahmad

Abstract

The present study was aimed to find out viability of e-learning approach in the universities of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa so that problems faced during implementing e-learning approach may be addressed. It was made possible through highlighting the five factors during a survey. Results showed that readiness level was moderate to launch e-learning programme for the students of far flung areas, and especially those students who are job holder and wish to improve their education. Three factors i.e., Infrastructure, cultural and human factors were found low, and remaining two factors i.e., support and pedagogical were at moderate level. Ten basic strategies were found to be useful for the effectiveness of e-learning approach as it is based on the knowledge and different fields of research. Separate directorate has been suggested to run the e-learning programmes and emphasis has been laid down on short courses at the initial stages for making people of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa aware about e-learning approach for the improvement of the study. A separate Institute with its independent funds has been suggested to monitor the e-learning activities with the coordination of the IT department in all public and private universities of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

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