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Strategies for adopting disruptive technology among universities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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posted on 2021-06-10, 20:49 authored by odero collinceodero collince, Robert Allen
The study adopted qualitative approach to explore the strategies used by universities based on experience of the key informants when adopting eLearning as a disruptive technology during the COVID-19 pandemic. The sample size was 10 interviewees, five (three faculty and two ICT personnel) from each of the two universities. Analysis of their demographic profile indicates a diverse age group ranging between 30 years and 50 years. It was required that these participants must have unique experiences, perceptions, attitudes and characteristics concerning the eLearning adoption strategies in universities.


Authors wish to declare that research was self-funded and there was no external funding sources or support.


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Lead author country

  • United States

Lead author job role

  • Higher Education Faculty 4-yr College

Lead author institution

Montclair State University, Montclair, New Jersy

Human Participants

  • Yes

Ethics statement

In ethical research, investigators used the informed consent process to protect and safeguard the rights of study participants and ensure adherence to lawful procedures that pose no physical or psychological harm or threats (Allen, 2018). In this study, the Institution Review Board (IRB) guidelines were adhered to by applying for and obtaining approval before commencing data collection. Furthermore, the co-author of this study has successfully completed the National Institute of Health (NIH) training on “Protecting Human Research Participants.”

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Interesting study! You may want to submit this as a chapter on the forthcoming book: "Socioeconomic Inclusion During an Era of Online Education" to be published by IGI Global, USA. More information here:

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