Challenges facing students in Using Learning Management System (LMS) in the face of COVID-19 in the Faculty of Business Studies at Takoradi Technical University

Mary Ophelia Amporful


Learning Management System (LMS) has been an effective medium for most schools, colleges and universities to engage students and disseminate instructional materials during this coronavirus pandemic. Notwithstanding, students who have experienced the LMS platform in their learning express concerns which appear to outweigh the positives of the system. Hence, this study was conducted to explore the challenges students face in the use of the LMS in the faculty of Business Studies at the Takoradi Technical University. Cross-sectional survey design was employed with a sample size of 200 business studies. Questionnaire was used for the data collection and both descriptive and inferential statistics were employed in analyzing the data. The study found that students were not trained and equipped with the requisite knowledge and skills to use the LMS before its introduction. In addition, there were no technical and student support system to guide the students to learn through the LMS. Also, high cost of internet data, slow internet and Wi-Fi connectivity in the University were some of internet challenges which has resulted in student being demotivated and sees the LMS as not effective system for learning in the university. It is recommended that the university management to organize a training to equip the students with the needed knowledge, skills and understanding to effectively use the LMS. Also, the university management should partner with the telecommunication networks such as MTN, Vodaphone etc. to provide affordable data for students to access the LMS


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