IJSSH 2015 Vol.5(11): 966-970 ISSN: 2010-3646
DOI: 10.7763/IJSSH.2015.V5.588

Effect of Emotion on Distance e-Learning — The Fear of Technology

Felicia K. Oluwalola
Abstract—Distance e-learning has its difficulties, but it is still a strongly growing aspect of education and training that both public and private organizations use extensively. Technophobia is a growing problem with continuously increasing technology around us. While more and more teaching is given through different technological equipment, more troubles are encountered by the people, because of the negative feelings they have towards them. Frustration and anxiety are known to be part of the computer user’s life; almost all of the users at some point feel themselves frustrated. Frustration causes people to withdraw from the frustrating situation and make them not to go through the frustrating situation again. This causes problems in e-learning when students don’t want to continue learning in frustrating environment and makes them to be afraid or reluctant towards the computer. It was recommended that government should assist in reducing the high cost of hardware in Nigeria, and tariffs. Teaching and learning of computer that has been inculcated in both secondary schools and tertiary institutions in Nigeria should be revisited; also institutions should be connected to internet.

Index Terms—Emotion, e-learning, distance and the fear of technology.

Felicia K. Oluwalola is with the Kwara State Polytechnic, Department of Office Technology and Management, Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria (e-mail: doctoroluwalola@gmail.com).

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Cite: Felicia K. Oluwalola, " Effect of Emotion on Distance e-Learning — The Fear of Technology," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 5, no. 11, pp. 966-970, 2015.

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