This study incorporates principles derived from ‘mindful technology adoption’, instructional design, technology acceptance models, and target learner needs assessments in order to determine whether or not e-learning technologies would be used by multi-organizational health administrators in their re-accreditation processes. It was initially hypothesized that these nontraditional, geographically dispersed, computer literate learners would be likely to use the elearning technologies, due to course flexibility, their full time work status, age and other variables. Results indicate that the sample had lower than expected intentions to use online learning resources, predictions that they would to use online learning resources, and plans to use an online learning system. The design of this study and its results are a case study that lends support for the need for mindful adoption of e-learning technologies. A needs assessment addressing the likeliness of technology acceptance is a critical first step in designing e-learning delivery systems, in order to ensure that e-learning technology investments are worthwhile.
Published in Issues in Information Systems.
Issues in Information Systems
Date of publication
Saber, Jane; Flores, Isaura; Fagan, Mary Helen; Kilmon, Carol; Williams, Janith; and Ibitayo, Kristina, "If You Build It, Will They Come? Challenges in E-learning Delivery System Choice" (2005). Management Faculty Publications and Presentations. Paper 7.