The influence of cultural factors on the adoption of e-learning

A reference to a public university in Sri Lanka

Mohamed Hussain Thowfeek, Azizah Jaafar

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Abstract

The study investigated the factors influencing e-learning adoption behavior of instructors of a public university in Sri Lanka. The analysis of various models used to study the adoption behavior reveals that cultural factors were neglected. Therefore an e-learning adoption model was proposed considering cultural factors and the model was tested among instructors. The findings of this research have significant effects on the suitability of adopting an e-learning system at this university. However it is recommended that this study should be extended to include instructors belonging to multi-ethnic groups in all universities in Sri Lanka.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationApplied Mechanics and Materials
Pages3424-3434
Number of pages11
Volume263-266
EditionPART 1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event2012 International Conference on Information Technology and Management Innovation, ICITMI 2012 - Guangzhou
Duration: 10 Nov 201211 Nov 2012

Publication series

NameApplied Mechanics and Materials
NumberPART 1
Volume263-266
ISSN (Print)16609336
ISSN (Electronic)16627482

Other

Other2012 International Conference on Information Technology and Management Innovation, ICITMI 2012
CityGuangzhou
Period10/11/1211/11/12

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Keywords

  • Adoption
  • Cultural factor
  • E-learning
  • Higher education

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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Thowfeek, M. H., & Jaafar, A. (2013). The influence of cultural factors on the adoption of e-learning: A reference to a public university in Sri Lanka. In Applied Mechanics and Materials (PART 1 ed., Vol. 263-266, pp. 3424-3434). (Applied Mechanics and Materials; Vol. 263-266, No. PART 1). https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMM.263-266.3424

The influence of cultural factors on the adoption of e-learning : A reference to a public university in Sri Lanka. / Thowfeek, Mohamed Hussain; Jaafar, Azizah.

Applied Mechanics and Materials. Vol. 263-266 PART 1. ed. 2013. p. 3424-3434 (Applied Mechanics and Materials; Vol. 263-266, No. PART 1).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Thowfeek, MH & Jaafar, A 2013, The influence of cultural factors on the adoption of e-learning: A reference to a public university in Sri Lanka. in Applied Mechanics and Materials. PART 1 edn, vol. 263-266, Applied Mechanics and Materials, no. PART 1, vol. 263-266, pp. 3424-3434, 2012 International Conference on Information Technology and Management Innovation, ICITMI 2012, Guangzhou, 10/11/12. https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMM.263-266.3424
Thowfeek MH, Jaafar A. The influence of cultural factors on the adoption of e-learning: A reference to a public university in Sri Lanka. In Applied Mechanics and Materials. PART 1 ed. Vol. 263-266. 2013. p. 3424-3434. (Applied Mechanics and Materials; PART 1). https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMM.263-266.3424
Thowfeek, Mohamed Hussain ; Jaafar, Azizah. / The influence of cultural factors on the adoption of e-learning : A reference to a public university in Sri Lanka. Applied Mechanics and Materials. Vol. 263-266 PART 1. ed. 2013. pp. 3424-3434 (Applied Mechanics and Materials; PART 1).
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