Title: The viability of UTAUT-3 in understanding the lecturer's acceptance and use of virtual learning environments

Authors: Asanka Gunasinghe; Junainah Abd Hamid; Ali Khatibi; S.M. Ferdous Azam

Addresses: Management & Science University, Selangor, Malaysia ' Management & Science University, Selangor, Malaysia ' Management & Science University, Selangor, Malaysia ' Management & Science University, Selangor, Malaysia

Abstract: This research aims to assess the viability of Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology 3 (UTAUT3) in understanding lecturer's acceptance of virtual learning environments (VLE) in Sri Lankan state universities. The study employed quantitative methodology, random sampling technique to obtain 441 responses. It was found that performance expectancy (PE), effort expectancy (EE), facilitating conditions (FC), habit (HB) and hedonic motivation (HM) were significant influences of lecturer's acceptance of VLE. However, Social Influence and Personal Innovativeness in IT (PI) were not significant determinants of VLE acceptance in the study context. The study recognised a set of factors that affect the academic staff acceptance of VLE in the state university context. Finally, this research contributes to the growing body of IS literature by examining the validity of UTAUT3 framework in the use and acceptance of educational technology in a developing country.

Keywords: UTAUT 3; VLE; virtual learning environment; teacher's technology acceptance; SEM; structured equation modelling.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTEL.2020.110056

International Journal of Technology Enhanced Learning, 2020 Vol.12 No.4, pp.458 - 481

Received: 13 May 2019
Accepted: 19 Aug 2019

Published online: 02 Oct 2020 *

Full-text access for editors Access for subscribers Purchase this article Comment on this article