Technology Acceptance in Academic Organisations: Implementation of Virtual Learning Environments
2006 (English)In: In Proceedings of the 14th European Conference on Information Systems, Gothenburg, Sweden., 2006Conference paper (Other academic)
This paper presents findings from an ongoing cross-cultural study exploring implementation of VirtualLearning Environments (VLEs) in higher education. Semi-structured interviews were made with keypersonnel at three university departments providing public health education in Lithuania, Norway andSweden during 2004-2005. Technology acceptance in the context of the innovation decision processwas focused during the interviews. The data was analyzed from the perspectives of innovationdiffusion theory and Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology (UTAUT). Findings giveevidence that a high degree of performance expectancy among university staff seems to enhance theimplementation process. Factors found to obstruct the implementation process were: 1) the concept of“academic freedom” put forward as an argument for not using educational technology, and 2) anorganisational culture depicting teaching on campus as the ideal pedagogical approach.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Technology Acceptance, Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology, Diffusion of innovations, Virtual Learning Environment
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-14637OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-14637DiVA: diva2:24070