Title: Explorations in Learning Management System Adoption

Year of Publication: Sep - 2016
Page Numbers: 1-13
Authors: Qian Liu, Susan Geertshuis
Conference Name: The Fifth International Conference on E-Learning and E-Technologies in Education (ICEEE2016)
- Malaysia


The take-up of learning technologies across organisations is rarely uniform despite apparent equity in access to training and support. This research aims to explore the origins of differential adoption in the context of the introduction of a learning management system. Two exploratory studies are described, both conducted as parts of a longitudinal insider action research project. The first draws on one of the authors‘ reflective journal that transcends the introduction, launch, and implementation of a pan-university Learning Management System. The second analyses focus group data, firstly, from technology staff supporting the adoption process and, secondly, from teaching staff who adopted the new system. By triangulating data from these two approaches and three sources, we provide insights into the antecedent attitudes and capacities which shape the adoption of learning technologies by academic teaching staff. The implications for supporting learning technology adoption will be outlined.