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A Preliminary Investigation of the Factors that Influence the E-learning Adoption in Higher Education Institutes in emerging societies

, University of Wollongong, Jordan ; , University of Wollongong, Australia ; , Al-Ahliyya Amman University, Jordan

E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Vancouver, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-76-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA


Innovation in learning is always a key interest of any educational institute when they are seeking to develop their learning models. E-learning is one of the more innovative models in available in education. It can replace the traditional learning model that is based primarily on knowledge transfer into more innovative models based on Constructive, Collaborative Learning. This paper focuses on a preliminary investigation of the factors that influence E-learning adoption in an emergent nation. The country studied is a pioneer in terms of its uses and adoption of E-learning systems in the Middle East and Arab countries. The investigation has been done in one of the university that has implemented E-learning for a substantial period of time. The factors examined here are defined through the analysis of unstructured interviews with developers and users of the E-learning systems.


Al-hawari, M., Meloche, J. & Al-halabi, S. (2009). A Preliminary Investigation of the Factors that Influence the E-learning Adoption in Higher Education Institutes in emerging societies. In T. Bastiaens, J. Dron & C. Xin (Eds.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2009--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 2345-2352). Vancouver, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved March 27, 2019 from .


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