Predicting factors of e-learning utilization among lecturers in the universities in the North-eastern Nigeria
Kabu Madu, Ahmad Fauzi Mohd Ayub, Wong Su Luan, Mas Nida Md. Khambari
Studies revealed that, there are various determinants of lecturers’ e-learning use around the globe, among of them are: technology readiness, subjective norm, job relevance, perceived enjoyment, technology self-efficacy facilitating conditions, attitude towards use, behavioral intention and perceived usefulness, perceived ease of use. Despite the importance of e-learning in the academic environment, yet there are minimal studies on the predicting effects of e-learning in Nigerian context. The main thrust for this study is to determine the predicting factors of lecturers’ e-learning usage among university lecturers, in North eastern Nigeria. The factors to be considered in this study are; technology readiness, subjective norm, perceived use fulness, perceived ease of use, behavioural intention. The study is quantitative survey research design; questionnaire was employed to collect the data.The population of this study is 733 whist a sample size of 273 were determined by using the Cochran formula where 230 respondents were used for the study. The theories involved in this research are; Theory of Reasoned Action; Theory of Planned Behavior; Technology Acceptance Model and Technology Readiness. Theories were used to provide a constructive based for the variables. The instrument for data gathering used was survey. On the whole, the structural model of the investigation has explained about 58.9% of perceived usefulness, 29.3% of perceived ease of use, 30.8% of behavioral intention to use and 40.1% of the variation in the e-learning utilization acceptance of lecturer in tertiary universities of North-eastern Nigeria. The researcher recommended that there should be more support from the universities in providing the lecturers with sufficient tools and strong legal policy that assist the mechanism of using e-learning system.