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Menace 1 – Technical problems

In distance learning neither the student nor the teacher can escape technology (Oluwalola, 2015). This causes some people to develop several negative emotions towards the new learning media (Oluwalola, 2015). These emotions may be an obstacle in the students learning abilities and their willingness to learn in distance e-learning or even use it (Oluwalola, 2015). These kinds of students are in danger of losing some of their possibilities in nowadays educational environment when they lose one learning channel that is quite important nowadays both in educational and in business environment (Oluwalola, 2015). The cause of this fear may come from the past negative experiences, with technology or computers and can influence even other parts of their lives to have reluctant behaviour towards all the other technology assisted issues in the society (Oluwalola, 2015). When the experience in using technology is low, the skills usually are also low and the willingness to even learn to more or become better user is low (Oluwalola, 2015). These kinds of learners and technology users develop negative feelings toward technology (Oluwalola, 2015).


Oluwalola, Felicia K. (2015). Effect of Emotion on Distance e-Learning — The Fear of Technology. International Journal of Social Science and Humanity, Vol. 5, No. 11, November 2015. DOI: 10.7763/IJSSH.2015.V5.588 966