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E-Teaching in Higher Education: An Essential Prerequisite for E-Learning

NAERJ Volume 7, Number 2, ISSN 2254-7339 Publisher: University of Alicante


The discourse on the implementation of the digital technologies in higher education settings focuses mainly on students\u2019 learning rather than on professors\u2019 teaching. The little attention paid to the crucial role of teachers in online settings results in a restricted and moderate adaptation of the technologies in higher education worldwide. In most higher education institutions, the new technologies are used mainly for add-on functions and not for substituting face-to-face encounters or for an intensive web-enhanced teaching. This article starts with briefly explaining why most students, particularly at the undergraduate level, are unable and/or unwilling to study by themselves without expert teachers to guide their knowledge construction, discusses the problematics of digital literacy of teachers, examines the main reasons for the reluctance of many academics to utilize the technologies more fully in their teaching, and concludes by recommending some strategies for incorporating more fully the huge array of the technologies\u2019 capabilities in higher education institutions.


Guri-Rosenblit, S. (2018). E-Teaching in Higher Education: An Essential Prerequisite for E-Learning. Journal of New Approaches in Educational Research (NAER Journal), 7(2), 93-97. University of Alicante. Retrieved October 21, 2019 from .