A conceptual framework for eLearning adoption: The link between the characteristics eLearning and the characteristics of adopters James Kariuki Njenga Louis C H Fourie Department of Information Systems
Arising from an individual’s appraisal of the desirability of consequences of using eLearning – favourable or unfavourable
An individual’s attitude towards eLearning will have a significant influence on the individual’s adoption of eLearning; Where that attitude towards eLearning is positive, there will be positive influence and vice versa.
An individual’s past knowledge (favourable or unfavourable) about eLearning through interactions with its proponents or similar innovations.
An individual’s prior experience with teaching and learning technologies will have a significant effect on the individual’s eLearning adoption decision: where the prior experience was good or satisfactory the influence will be positive, and where the experience was negative the influence will be negative .
P i E i where P i is individual’s knowledge about eLearning, E i is individual’s experience in using eLearning or similar innovation, and denotes the fit. If the fit is strong, there will be a higher likelihood of eLearning adoption;
P ci E ci where P ci are the different personal characteristics, E ci are the characteristics of the different eLearning applications and processes, and represents the fit. If say an Individual’s lifestyle and attitude have a fit to the characteristics of eLearning (for instance functionality, complexity), then this has a positive influence on eLearning adoption;