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Effect of E-learning on Professional Development of University Teachers

Author Affiliations

  • 1Faculty of Education, Universiti Teknologi, MALAYSIA
  • 2 Faculty of Management, Universiti Teknologi, MALAYSIA
  • 3 Faculty of Computing, Universiti Teknologi, MALAYSIA

Res. J. Recent Sci., Volume 3, Issue (7), Pages 1-4, July,2 (2014)

Abstract

This study investigated the effects of e-learning on professional development of university teachers. E-learning is a teaching and learning methodology that connects professionals (teachers) to the unlimited cyber world where teachers find enormous opportunities for learning and development. Studies reported that despite of the availability of e-learning facilities at university level, majority teachers in public sector universities of Pakistan show less interest in e-learning. This has created deeper concerns in the circles of researchers. Hence, this study was designed to examine the perceptions of university teachers on correlation between e-learning and their professional development. Using a correlation design, the study surveyed perceptions of 230 teachers from three public sector universities in Malakand division of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. Regression analysis was used to find out the correlation between the variables. Results of the study showed a high correlation between e-learning and student in professional development of teachers.

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