The Factors Influencing E-learning Adoption by Academic Staff: A Case Study in Taiwan
Kuo-Tung Huan, Elspeth McKay, SBITL RMIT University, Australia
Global Learn, in Melbourne, Australia ISBN 978-1-880094-85-3 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)
E-learning has been integrated into the university programmes for some time. Although the universities have invested resources as well as provided training and support teams to encourage teachers to adopt e-learning in their professional practice, it is not welcomed by all teachers in Taiwan. Between the interaction of universities and their teaching staff, there are many emergent factors that affect academic staff to fully embrace e-learning. This research aims to investigate Taiwanese teachers’ experience in adopting e-learning; then, to explore the factors affecting their adoption behaviour in Taiwan higher education. In this paper 7 factors have been qualitatively analysed which are based on 11 in-depth interviews. The results demonstrate that only some of previously identified factors are essentially the same as those that have come from prior studies as they appear to strongly influence teachers’ adoption of e-learning, while the rest of the factors appear to have disappeared altogether.
Huan, K.T. & McKay, E. (2011). The Factors Influencing E-learning Adoption by Academic Staff: A Case Study in Taiwan. In S. Barton, J. Hedberg & K. Suzuki (Eds.), Proceedings of Global Learn Asia Pacific 2011--Global Conference on Learning and Technology (pp. 585-594). Melbourne, Australia: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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