Title: The acceptance and use of e-learning systems in Turkey

Authors: Ergin Sait Varol, Ertugrul Tarcan, Ismail Ozmen

Addresses: Vocational School of Technical Sciences, Istanbul University, Teknik Bilimler M.Y.O. Avcilar Kampusu, Avcilar, Istanbul, 34320, Turkey. ' Alanya Faculty of Business, Akdeniz University, Alanya Isletme Fak. Kestel, Alanya, Antalya, 07400, Turkey. ' Vocational School of Technical Sciences, Istanbul University, Teknik Bilimler M.Y.O. Avcilar Kampusu, Avcilar, Istanbul, 34320, Turkey

Abstract: The success of the strategic management of e-learning depends to a considerable extent on student acceptance and use of such a virtual learning system. In this paper, the e-learning system (ELS) is presented and the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) is used to explain user acceptance. We investigate and discuss the TAM results, involving a different technology, and used in a different context. In this field study, as an initial attempt to understand students| beliefs, attitudes and intentions and their inter-relationships, our results show that TAM performs well in explaining them.

Keywords: technology acceptance model; TAM; electronic learning; e-learning; online learning; user acceptance; Turkey; strategic management; student attitudes; virtual learning systems; student beliefs; student intentions; inter-relationships; online learning; internet; world wide web; universities; higher education; innovation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIL.2010.034016

International Journal of Innovation and Learning, 2010 Vol.8 No.1, pp.90 - 105

Published online: 06 Jul 2010 *

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