On 23 June 2021, Dr Ayanda Deliwe participated in and presented her research paper at the 7th International Conference on Higher Education Advances (HEAd’21). The virtual conference was held during 22 and 23 June 2021, and was organised in Valencia, Spain by the Faculty of Business Administration and Management of the Universität Politècnica de València (UPV).


This international research conference is a consolidated forum for researchers and practitioners to exchange ideas, experiences, opinions and research results relating to the preparation of students, teaching/learning methodologies and the organization of educational systems. Participants from all over the world are expected to present their latest and unpublished research findings.


Dr Deliwe’s paper was titled “Factors essential for successful and sustainable e-learning”. The main aim of the study was to gain a broader understanding of the factors which are essential in obtaining successful and sustainable e-learning. The study followed a case study approach where a qualitative method was used. One-on-one interviews were conducted with the users of MOODLE to get an in-depth understanding of what the factors are that are needed if we want e-learning to be successful and sustainable. The results revealed several important factors, and recommendations were put forward.



The paper was published in the conference proceedings after going through a double-blind review process. In addition, Dr Deliwe was also approached to chair one of the sessions with the theme: Technology in Education III, where 7 papers were presented.

Contact information
Dr Ayanda Deliwe
Lecturer in Business Management
Tel: 041 504 2021