KJED Volume. 2, Issue 1 (2022)




e-Learning online learning Experiences Instructional material Higher Education University Post COVID

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Experiences, Challenges and Prospect of e-Learning in Higher Education in Uganda

Abstract: E-¬Learning has helped higher education scale through the huddles that interrupted process had posed during the COVID-19 total lockdown period in 2020. Due to the challenges of online instruction using available e-learning models, many higher educational institutions fail to handle the continuation of the educational process during the lockdown. This paper, using a document review of already done research, moved beyond diagnosis to describe students and institutional experiences, challenges and the prospects of e-learning for higher institutions in Uganda. In developing essence, the study found that higher education in Uganda has forged ahead with its role of teaching, research, community development and storage of knowledge, despite all the challenges. In contribution to the ongoing conversation, these findings x-ray the need for higher institutions to embrace the new normal, to increase access to higher education in Uganda. This paradigm shift has not, in any way, changed the role of higher education in Sub-Saharan Africa, and in Uganda in particular.