Users perceptions of E-learning environments and services effectiveness: the emergence of the concept functionality model

Haq, Anwar, Magoulas, George, Jamal, A., Majeed, A. and Sloan, Diane (2017) Users perceptions of E-learning environments and services effectiveness: the emergence of the concept functionality model. Journal of Enterprise Information Management. ISSN 1741-0398 (In Press)

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Abstract

Purpose - E-learning Environments and Services (ELES) adoption and success rates challenge ELES designers, practitioners and organisations. Enterprise decision makers continue to seek effective instruments in launching such systems. This study aims to understand users’ perceptions of ELES effectiveness and develops a theoretical framework which improves understanding of success factors for adoption.

Design/Methodology/Approach - Grounded Theory Method (GTM) is used to reflect on the relationships between changing users’ requirements and expectations, technological advances and ELES effectiveness models. A longitudinal study collecting data from social media blogs over four years was authenticated based on the context evaluation, language structure and conversational constructs.

Findings – Identification of a new core dimension named “Concept Functionality” which can be used to understand the relationships between E-learning effectiveness factors, including the relationships with other domains such as security. The findings are also used to validate major existing models for the success of ELES.

Practical Implications - The new framework potentially improves system design process in the fields of education technology, enterprise systems, etc.

Originality/Value- Concept functionality dimension can offer more insights to understand ELES effectiveness and further improve system design process in a variety of domains including enterprise systems, process modelling and education technology.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: System Design, Conceptual Modelling, E-learning Environment and Services (ELES), E-learning Effectiveness Model, Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), Grounded Theory Method, Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCS, Education Technology
Subjects: G500 Information Systems
X900 Others in Education
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Newcastle Business School > Business and Management
Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 28 Jun 2017 10:07
Last Modified: 28 Jun 2017 11:58
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/31223

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