A conceptual framework for enhancing the adoption of e-learning in engineering education

16 Oct 2019

Purpose: The study is aimed at reviewing existing literature to ascertain the importance of promoting e-learning to enhance a self-regulated learning in engineering education. Methodology: A literature study was explored to obtain a brief overview of the factors that inhibit the adoption and implementation of e-learning approach in engineering education. An extensive review was also conducted to identify the enablers that promote the adoption of e-learning in engineering education. Findings: It was revealed that e-learning overcomes the limitation of time and space to create an enabling and convenient learning environment as students use the approach to acquire knowledge at any time and any place via the internet. The systematic in-depth review of literature revealed that there are significant enabling factors that promote that adoption of e-learning. Limitation: This paper sets a theoretical background relating to the necessity of categorising the factors that engender the adoption of e-learning in engineering education. Value: The adoption of an e-learning as a pedagogical approach for engineering students will support learning strategies and promote self-regulated learning in engineering education.