E-Learning Acceptance Among Secondary School Teachers In Nigeria
The use of information and communication technology (ICT) is believed to be one of the most crucial developments in educational institutions as it touches every aspect of the education sector. This technological breakthrough has led to the emergence of e-learning services which, in recent time has become popular globally except in developing countries including Nigeria. Despite the growing popularity of e-learning in the world and its enormous benefits its rate of adoption by Nigerian secondary school teachers has been relatively slow. In an effort to make the e-learning experience more pleasurable and beneficial to secondary school teachers, the National Policy on Education (Revised, 2004),integrates ICT into education due to its prominent role in the 21st century. Recent studies show that e-learning is growing at a slow pace, therefore, becomes necessary to investigate the underlying determinants of acceptance of e-learning by the teachers. This study takes a cross sectional analysis of determinants of acceptance of e-learning in Nigeria using the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) as research framework. Three hundred questionnaires were distributed to teachers of different secondary. The adapted and modified questionnaires were designed using the 5-point Likert scale and the Cronbach Coefficient Alpha was used to test internal consistency of research instrument. Linear Multiple Regression Analysis and Ordinal Regression Analysis were employed to determine the effect of Perceived Usefulness (PU) and Perceived Ease of Use (PEOU) on Acceptance of E-learning (Acc).The Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) was used for computation. The result shows that acceptance of e-learning in Nigeria is significantly influenced by Perceived Usefulness and Perceived Ease of Use of the technology. This implies that relevant stakeholders in education sector need to put in place policies that could lead to increase benefit and user friendliness of e-learning to increase its popularity among the teacher.
Keywords- E-learning acceptance; ICT; National Policy on Education, TAM