Exploring the Acceptability of Online Learning for Continuous Professional Development at Kenya Medical Training Colleges

Isaac William Kyalo, Sandra Hopkins, Jun 11, 2013
Commentary by Stephen Downes

This paper is essentially a survey of attitudes regarding the adoption of online learning. The authors find "little evidence that the quality and availability of technology is impacting on the decision of whether to undertake an OL course or not. Rather it appears that some of the practicalities of OL training create uncertainties in the minds of the lecturers." Given that the study is of staff and students in Kenya, this is an interesting result. But in a different sense, the results are not surprising. "There seemed to be some hesitation about the benefits of OL over face-to-face learning in light of the clinical nature of the subjects being studied and also about the accreditation of OL courses." Read more from the current issue of the The Electronic Journal of e-Learning.

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