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Date of this Version

Fall 9-3-2020


The interest in integrating eLearning platforms in teaching environments are on the increase in higher learning institutions. In view of this, the study focused on assessing the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats (SWOT) of using the eLearning Platform, SAKAI, in the School of Continuing and Distance Education (SCDE), University of Ghana, Legon. A survey was conducted and two hundred and seventy-four (274) distance learning students from the University of Ghana, Legon were selected by simple random sampling method to collect primary data using questionnaires. The Statistical Package for Social Science (SPSS) was then used to analyze the completed questionnaire and the statistical tools such as Pearson correlation matrix, mean and standard deviation were used.

The results of the findings revealed that the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats of SAKAI, have no significant relationship with distance learners’ level of ICT skills. From the results, it was clear that for management to be able to capitalize on the strengths of SAKAI as an eLearning platform, much attention must be paid to the stability of internet connection, user interface for ease of use, accessibility to mobile technology and much user training. The study made a significant recommendation for adoption.