Designing an eLearning portal for developing countries: An action design approach

Jay Douglas, Ahmed Imran, Tim Turner

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This paper presents the first phase of a study on using current eLearning trends in course design to overcome challenges in eLearning within developing countries, particularly for non-tertiary training providers. The paper outlines the research and development of an ICT artefact using the Action Design Research method. The artefact will later be deployed and evaluated. The paper discusses the previous research that has categorised challenges in eLearning in developing countries and explores how these can be overcome through course and element design. Course design includes training development, platform selection and platform hosting, particularly in the context of developing countries. Element design looks at the creation of content that should be available, practical and viable to both the user and developer through the exploitation of current eLearning trends. The paper concludes with the broad design of the ICT artefact that will be implemented for phase two of the study.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationACIS 2015 Proceedings
Subtitle of host publication26th Australasian Conference on Information Systems
Place of PublicationAdelaide, Australia
PublisherAssociation for Information Systems
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)9780646953373
Publication statusPublished - 30 Nov 2015
Externally publishedYes
Event26th Australasian Conference on Information Systems (ACIS 2015) - Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia
Duration: 30 Nov 20154 Dec 2015


Conference26th Australasian Conference on Information Systems (ACIS 2015)
Abbreviated titleACIS 2015


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