Journal of Pedagogical Sociology and Psychology
Adoption level of online learning by students: Evidence from an emerging academic institution in South Africa
Sindisiwe Lungile Sifundza 1, Reward Utete 2 *
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1 Management College of Southern Africa, Durban, South Africa
2 University of Zululand, South Africa
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Journal of Pedagogical Sociology and Psychology, 2023 - Volume 5 Issue 4, pp. 1-11
https://doi.org/10.33902/jpsp.202322407

Article Type: Research Article

Published Online: 18 Nov 2023

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ABSTRACT
Although online learning has been in practice for many decades, the recent surge in the adoption of online learning is closely related to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, in the post COVID-19 pandemic period, hybrid learning method continue to take the centre stage in various academic institutions in which most activities gravitate towards online teaching and learning. Although many studies have investigated this area, limited information is available regarding the level of adoption of online learning particularly in emerging and still growing academic institutions. Thus, this study attempts to fill in the void. This research paper accentuates on adoption level of online learning with an emerging college in South Africa serving as the case study. In this study, a descriptive research design and quantitative research approach. The key findings of the study revealed that there was still a low level of adoption and use of online tools for teaching and learning at the emerging academic college. In the same vein, the results of this study found that effective learner management systems such as Moodle has not been fully integrated at the institution for online learning. It was evident from the results that poor infrastructure, lack of finance, poor access to internet and incompetent technical support were the key obstacles that hinder effective adoption of online learning. The paper is invaluable as it identified the hindrances to the full adoption of online learning at the college. 
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In-text citation: (Sifundza & Utete, 2023)
Reference: Sifundza, S. L., & Utete, R. (2023). Adoption level of online learning by students: Evidence from an emerging academic institution in South Africa. Journal of Pedagogical Sociology and Psychology, 5(4), 1-11. https://doi.org/10.33902/jpsp.202322407
In-text citation: (1), (2), (3), etc.
Reference: Sifundza SL, Utete R. Adoption level of online learning by students: Evidence from an emerging academic institution in South Africa. Journal of Pedagogical Sociology and Psychology. 2023;5(4), 1-11. https://doi.org/10.33902/jpsp.202322407
In-text citation: (1), (2), (3), etc.
Reference: Sifundza SL, Utete R. Adoption level of online learning by students: Evidence from an emerging academic institution in South Africa. Journal of Pedagogical Sociology and Psychology. 2023;5(4):1-11. https://doi.org/10.33902/jpsp.202322407
In-text citation: (Sifundza and Utete, 2023)
Reference: Sifundza, Sindisiwe Lungile, and Reward Utete. "Adoption level of online learning by students: Evidence from an emerging academic institution in South Africa". Journal of Pedagogical Sociology and Psychology 2023 5 no. 4 (2023): 1-11. https://doi.org/10.33902/jpsp.202322407
In-text citation: (Sifundza and Utete, 2023)
Reference: Sifundza, S. L., and Utete, R. (2023). Adoption level of online learning by students: Evidence from an emerging academic institution in South Africa. Journal of Pedagogical Sociology and Psychology, 5(4), pp. 1-11. https://doi.org/10.33902/jpsp.202322407
In-text citation: (Sifundza and Utete, 2023)
Reference: Sifundza, Sindisiwe Lungile et al. "Adoption level of online learning by students: Evidence from an emerging academic institution in South Africa". Journal of Pedagogical Sociology and Psychology, vol. 5, no. 4, 2023, pp. 1-11. https://doi.org/10.33902/jpsp.202322407
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