Continuity of Academic Work through e-Learning during the COVID-19 Lockdown: The Case of Ghana

Mateko Okantey, Nana Annan, Dennis Soku, Samuel Mensah, Isaac Korboe, Kojo Frimpong

Abstract

The outbreak of the Novel Corona Virus (COVID-19) pandemic took the whole world by surprise. It virtually brought everything to a standstill due to the lockdown. Though every sector of the global economy had its fair share of the dire consequences of the COVID-19, one of the most affected area included education. Educational institutions shut down to avoid the spread of the virus. The situation led to the compulsory adoption of E-Learning or online learning as a step in the gap to enable the continuation of academic work. The objective of the study was to categorize the technologies used by universities during the COVID-19 pandemic; determine the extent of use of these technologies during the lockdown; examine the effectiveness of these technologies for teaching and learning. The survey approach of research design was used to observe education institutions adoption of e-learning technology during the COVID-19 and interpreted the findings based on existing theory. The result shows that the strongest relationship amongst the factors was perceived usefulness and attitude towards use.

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in Harvard Style

Okantey M., Annan N., Soku D., Mensah S., Korboe I. and Frimpong K. (2021). Continuity of Academic Work through e-Learning during the COVID-19 Lockdown: The Case of Ghana. In Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU, ISBN 978-989-758-502-9, pages 216-224. DOI: 10.5220/0010443302160224


in Bibtex Style

@conference{csedu21,
author={Mateko Okantey and Nana Annan and Dennis Soku and Samuel Mensah and Isaac Korboe and Kojo Frimpong},
title={Continuity of Academic Work through e-Learning during the COVID-19 Lockdown: The Case of Ghana},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU,},
year={2021},
pages={216-224},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0010443302160224},
isbn={978-989-758-502-9},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU,
TI - Continuity of Academic Work through e-Learning during the COVID-19 Lockdown: The Case of Ghana
SN - 978-989-758-502-9
AU - Okantey M.
AU - Annan N.
AU - Soku D.
AU - Mensah S.
AU - Korboe I.
AU - Frimpong K.
PY - 2021
SP - 216
EP - 224
DO - 10.5220/0010443302160224