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E-learning and Emergency management in tertiary educational settings - The case of University of Canterbury

, University of Cape Coast, Ghana

Asian Journal of Distance Education Volume 12, Number 2 ISSN 1347-9008

Abstract

In the Pacific Rim, Higher Educational Institutions cannot avoid the possibility of natural disasters that could close one or more structures on a campus and impact their ability to continue teaching, learning and research practices. This paper presents the emerging findings in a case study of a University that was impacted by seismic events in New Zealand. A qualitative intrinsic, nested single case study design was chosen for the study using a non -probability purposive sampling technique. The results indicated that the University was not prepared to use e-learning prior to the first earthquake in 2010. The response of the University to earthquake one and two in September 2010 and February 2011 varied respectively. Recovery of the University with respect to e-learning only began after the June 2011 earthquake. In conclusion, the study found out that the increased adoption of e-learning in the University was influenced by seismic events.

Citation

Ayebi-Arthur, K. E-learning and Emergency management in tertiary educational settings - The case of University of Canterbury. Asian Journal of Distance Education, 12(2), 75-80. Retrieved November 19, 2018 from .

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