A Three Tier Learning Model for Universities in Nigeria

By David Ademola Oyemade, Jackson Akpojaro, Arnold Ojugo, Roy Joel Ureigho, Francis Aien-Akho Imouokhome and Eric Uhunmwenkpeoma Omoregbee.

Published by Journal of Technologies in Society

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While higher institutions in developed countries have progressed from the adoption of e-learning to mobile learning (m-learning) and presently to ubiquitous learning (u-learning), few universities in Nigeria have benefited from these technologies. Some factors are responsible for this set back. This study is an assessment of the status and the prospect of e-learning, m-learning, and u-learning implementation in Nigeria. The result of this study shows that only about fourteen percent of the universities in Nigeria have adopted e-learning. Issues that confront the local implementation of these technologies have been examined. We therefore, propose a three-tier learning model to address the challenge of the implementation of e-learning, m-learning, and u-learning in Nigeria. The proposed model, which is a software architecture process model, comprises of three interacting tiers: the analysis tier, the decision tier, and the incremental implementation tier. The generic nature of the model makes it applicable for implementation in environments similar to that of Nigeria. The practical application of the model is the next stage of this research work; it depends on sponsorship from universities in Nigeria.

Keywords: Learning Technologies, Software Architecture Process, Model

Journal of Technologies in Society, Volume 12, Issue 2, June 2016, pp.9-20. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published Online: June 6, 2016 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 983.520KB)).

Dr. David Ademola Oyemade

Lecturer, Department of Mathematics/Computer Science, Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun, Warri, Delta, Nigeria

Jackson Akpojaro

Associate Professor, Department of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, Samuel Adegboyega University, Ogwa, Edo, Nigeria

Dr. Arnold Ojugo

Lecturer, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun, Delta, Nigeria

Roy Joel Ureigho

Senior Lecturer, Department of Mathematical, Computer, and Physical Sciences, Federal University, Otuoke, Otuoke, Bayelsa, Nigeria

Francis Aien-Akho Imouokhome

Senior Lecturer, Department of Computer Science, University of Benin, Benin City, Edo, Nigeria

Eric Uhunmwenkpeoma Omoregbee

Lecturer, Department of General Studies, Petroleum Training Institute, Effurun, Delta, Nigeria