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ERIC Number: EJ1007452
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Feb
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0360-1315
Factors Affecting University Instructors' Adoption of Web-Based Learning Systems: Case Study of Iran
Motaghian, Hediyeh; Hassanzadeh, Alireza; Moghadam, Davood Karimzadgan
Computers & Education, v61 p158-167 Feb 2013
In many societies e-learning has become the main mechanism supporting distance education. Although e-learning efforts are considered to be a significant corporate investment, many surveys indicate high drop-out rates or failures. This research uses an integrated model in order to assessing the influence of IS-oriented, psychological and behavioral factors on instructors' adoption of web-based learning systems. Survey data collected from 115 university instructors were analyzed using structural equation modeling to examine the theoretical model. The research results show that perceived usefulness, perceived ease of use and system quality increase instructors' intention to use web-based learning systems; however, perceived usefulness is the most important factor affecting on intention and actual use of the system (adoption). (Contains 7 tables and 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Iran