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ERIC Number: ED556856
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 144
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-3037-8604-4
A Study of Factors Affecting the Adoption of E-Learning Systems Enabled with Cultural Contextual Features by Instructions in Jamaican Tertiary Institutions
Rhoden, Niccardo S.
ProQuest LLC, D.C.S. Dissertation, Colorado Technical University
Understanding factors affecting the acceptance of E-Learning Systems Enabled with Cultural Contextual Features by lnstructors in Jamaican Tertiary Institutions is an important topic that's relevant to not only educational institutions, but developers of software for on line learning. The use of the unified theory of acceptance and use of technology (UTAUT) model provides an effective theoretical foundation for studying the acceptance of these systems in Jamaican tertiary institutions. Institutions engaged in e-learning provide learners with convenience and flexibility for engaging the learning process, options which are not always possible in traditional learning environments. In Jamaica many tertiary institutions have implemented e-learning systems. Most of these systems were implemented through the public e-Learning Jamaica project initiative while others were implemented through private institutional advancements. For this study, the research questions focus on exploring the differences between attitudes toward systems developed for e-learning embedded with cultural contextual features and factors that affect the use of such systems. The study also examines the instructor attitudes using variables such as performance expectancy (PE), effort expectancy (EE), social influence (SI), facilitating conditions (FC), age (AG) and experience (EX) and their effect on instructors' behavioral intentions (BI) to use systems developed for e-learning embedded with cultural contextual features. Finally it seeks to highlight the impact of cultural contextual features on instructors' attitude and behavioral intention to use systems developed for e-learning. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Jamaica