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A study on e-learning take-up intention from an innovation adoption perspective: A case in China

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Computers & Education Volume 55, Number 1, ISSN 0360-1315 Publisher: Elsevier Ltd


This research aims to examine, from an innovation adoption perspective, Chinese students’ intention of taking up e-learning degrees. A survey of Chinese students was conducted to reveal their perceptions concerning innovation attributes relevant to e-learning and their intentions of taking e-learning programmes provided by UK universities. Given the rapid development in e-learning and its potential impact on how learning takes place, this research argues that e-learning take-up represents adoption of an innovation in educational services, rather than just an IT technology. It therefore examined e-learning adoption using Rogers’s relational model of perceived innovation attributes. Rogers’s model was adapted to the e-learning context. A questionnaire survey was developed to collect data from a sample of Chinese students (n=215). Prior to final analysis the dimensionality and validity of the implementation of Rogers relational model was assessed. Findings suggested that only perceived compatibility and trialability have significant influence on e-learning adoption intention.


Duan, Y., He, Q., Feng, W., Li, D. & Fu, Z. (2010). A study on e-learning take-up intention from an innovation adoption perspective: A case in China. Computers & Education, 55(1), 237-246. Elsevier Ltd. Retrieved February 22, 2020 from .

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