IJIET 2015 Vol.5(5): 368-372 ISSN: 2010-3689
DOI: 10.7763/IJIET.2015.V5.532

Investigating the e-Learning Training Need Analysis of the Faculty Members in a Business Department of a Tertiary Institution

Guek Young Vanda Kwek and Wing Sum Cheung

Abstract—This paper’s goal is to identify the faculties’ current skills on e-learning tools, Motivation levels, Incentives, Knowledge and Environment (henceforth MIKE) in a tertiary institution’s Business department. This study investigates the faculties’ training needs analysis and provides recommendations for e-learning training sessions.
A mixed method study was adopted and data was collected via two instruments: one-on-one semi-structured interview and via a 5 points Likert scale questionnaire. Ten faculties completed these two instruments consecutively. The one-on-one semi structured interview investigated the MIKE factors. The questionnaires investigated the faculties’ current e-learning tools skill.
Under training needs, specific e-learning training sessions be tailored made for the motivated faculties. Additionally, under non-training needs, administrative, operational needs and support require adjustments.
This study’s recommendations may benefit the management to consider improving the faculties’ e-learning skills, knowledge and enhance students’ overall learning experiences.

Index Terms—E-learning, training needs analysis.

Guek Young Vanda Kwek is with Institute of Technical Education, Singapore (e-mail: vanda_g_y_kwek@ite.edu.sg).
Wing Sum Cheung is with Nanyang Technological University-National Institute of Education, Singapore (e-mail: wingsum.cheung@nie.edu.sg).


Cite: Guek Young Vanda Kwek and Wing Sum Cheung, "Investigating the e-Learning Training Need Analysis of the Faculty Members in a Business Department of a Tertiary Institution," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 5, no. 5, pp. 368-372, 2015.

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  • ISSN: 2010-3689 (Online)
  • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Inf. Educ. Technol.
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  • DOI: 10.18178/IJIET
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