Assessing Lecturers and Student’s Readiness for E-Learning: A preliminary study at National University in North Sulawesi Indonesia

Sary Paturusi, Yoshifumi Chisaki, Tsuyoshi Usagawa


In recent years, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) development has spurred the growth of the Internet and networked technologies, influencing lifestyles, businesses, training and work processes including in the educational area. Educational institutions use ICT as a tool for teaching and learning in a number of ways including but not limited to Internet-based content delivery and visualization. This research was assessing lecturers and student’s readiness for using e-learning at the University of Sam Ratulangi (UNSRAT) in Manado, North Sulawesi, Indonesia. A set of questionnaires, which consists of 40 items was distributed to lecturers as well as 30 items to students, 207 respondents in total. From the questionnaire results, both subject’s readiness for e-learning was evaluated. The outcome of the research can be seen as a description of lecturers and student’s experience and can offer a recommendation on how to design e-learning based courses. Furthermore, the results of this study could assess university student’s capability in using e-learning under the circumstances at UNSRAT.


e-learning; lecturers; students; readiness; UNSRAT

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