Learning Management Systems: Usage Experiences of Teaching Staff in Selected Nigerian Higher Education Institutions
Abstract: The study reported on the experiences of teaching staff in Nigerian higher education institutions (HEIs) when using Learning Management Systems (LMSs) for teaching and learning. The aim of the research was to propose intervention strategies for HEIs in Nigeria, to develop the capacity of teaching staff to use LMSs efficiently. Teaching staff (n-122) from three universities were targeted using a simple random sampling method and requested to complete an online survey. Results of the research showed that teaching staff had reasonable knowledge and skills in using digital technologies, but their use of, satisfaction with, frequency of usage and ratings of LMSs for teaching and learning were less than optimal. It appeared that a lack of appropriate training, weak institutional support, and policies concerning the use of LMSs were in part to blame for this. Consequently, the traditional mode of teaching prevailed in the HEIs.