Abstract Essay

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ABSTRACT This paper evaluates the critical success factors within an e-learning ecosystems namely the principles and methods, processes and systems, and substance and content of teaching and learning. A qualitative approach was adopted to evaluate the critical success factors involving two principal data collection methods; a thorough and systematic review literature and in-depth interviews with e-learning providers. The interviewees corroborated the need for an effective model of e-learning in which, each of these factors provide impetus to each other by functioning as a unit, contributing to overall e-learning success. Yet, the results suggest that there is a discrepancy between theory and practice in synergising the three facets of an e-learning ecosystem. The findings of this study identifies several barriers to the adoption of a sustainable e-learning ecosystem, including lack of understanding of technologies behind various pedagogies, insufficiencies of popular learning management systems (LMS) in supporting multiple pedagogies and management of learning resources, lack of un...- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Within the realm of psychology, a plethora of theories exist that offer explanations about people. A learning theory attempts to explain how people and animals learn, whereas the social learning theories take to a different level; they attempt to explain how organisms learn in social settings. Three important concepts of Bandura’s social learning theory include observational learning, modeling, and imitation. Many factors take part in the way people behave and think. We learn concepts and ideas not only through hands-on learning but also through observational learning as well. Observational learning is a process in which learning occurs through observing and imitating others. This concept introduced by Bandura

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