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An Exploratory Investigation of Instructors Acceptance of e-learning

An Exploratory Investigation of Instructors Acceptance of e-learning
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Author(s): Hassan M. Selim (United Arab Emirates University, United Arab Emirates)
Copyright: 2007
Pages: 5
Source title: Managing Worldwide Operations and Communications with Information Technology
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-929-8.ch063
ISBN13: 9781599049298
EISBN13: 9781466665378


The use of e-learning and information technologies in teaching have changed the instruction approaches. There are several factors that need to be considered while developing or implementing E-learning environment. This paper is intended to identify and measure e-learning critical factors as perceived by instructors. In line with the literature, five factors were identified and measured, namely instructor self efficacy, student perceived benefits, instructor attitude towards information technologies used in e-e-learning, instructor attitude towards the technical support of e-learning tools, and e-learning acceptance and usage by instructors. A sample of 606 instructors was used to validate the proposed e-learning factors. The results revealed that 40% of the instructors perceived technical support as the most critical factor in e-learning success. The instructor self efficacy was viewed as the most critical factor by 30% of the participants, while 31% viewed it as the third most critical factor. The items used in measuring each factor were validated and showed acceptable reliability and discriminant measures.

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