Identifying Success Factors for WBLMS Use by Instructors of Engineering Departments

Findik D., Oezkan S.

40th Annual Frontiers in Education Conference, Virginia, United States Of America, 27 - 30 October 2010 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Virginia
  • Country: United States Of America
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Implementation of web-based learning management systems as a supportive tool in higher education has become so popular with the rapid expansion of information technologies. However, users' acceptance is the primary issue to be considered for the successful implementation and management processes of the systems. In this context, this study aims to understand behavioral intentions of engineering instructors towards web-based learning management systems and further to identify the influencing factors based on the Theory of Planned Behavior, Technology Acceptance Model, Innovation Diffusion Theory, and Social Cognitive Theory. A comprehensive survey was conducted with 123 engineering instructors and evaluated using structural equation modeling to verify the proposed theoretical model. As a result, the relationships between the factors are detected to explain and predict the adoption of engineering academicians towards web-based learning management system through discussing the implication of this study and future research directions.