Maurice Udie Angib, Andokie Andokie Asinde, Juliana unwanynin Ukudare, Mary Ugo Kintum


Higher institutions play leading role in the development of the nation through higher level relevant man-power training. A change in the society influences higher institutions and thus, provides a reciprocal and dynamic effect on the social environment. One of the social forces interacting with higher institutions today that holds the promise of improving the quality of higher education is E-learning. E-learning comprises of all the forms of electronically supported learning and teaching including edutech. In E-learning, the learning materials and course contents can be delivered using any of the electronic media like; internet, intranet, extranet, audio-visual tapes, Local Area Network (LAN), satellite Tv, CD-ROM, E-mail, Whatsapp, etc. Using e-learning, all learning experiences can be learned in just a click. With e-learning distance, time, space, access to updated learning materials, cost of traveling, risk of traveling, etc are no longer issues. Rapid changes in technologies are indicators that the role of e-learning in improving the quality of higher education is inevitable. It holds specific importance to Nigeria as the youth constitute its major population and there is no other better approach to take education in such scale without the intervention of technology. This paper x-rays concepts of higher education, quality education and e-learning. It also discusses the types of e-learning; model of using e-learning in education and the ways e-learning can improve the quality of higher education in Nigeria. Recommendations and conclusion are also made.


Quality education, higher education, e-learning, synchronous e- learning, asynchronous e-learning, e-learning model.

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