School Teachers’ Intention to Use E-Learning Systems in Sri Lanka: A Modified TAM Approach

Samsudeen Sabraz Nawaz, Mohamed Husain Thowfeek, Mohamed Fathima Rashida


Rapid expansion of Internet technology has made the human life much easier and efficient and also heavily influence in any business activity; education sector is not an exception to this. Governments of all countries have now started to pay attention to deliver education at more convenient method; one of them is the use of technology called e-learning (electronic learning). Success of such effort by such governments and educational institutions are very much dependent on the acceptance of the system by its direct users. When it comes to the acceptance of technology, maturing stage is seen in developed countries to study the factors influencing such acceptance however a little is known about developing countries, in the case of Sri Lanka little. This study aims to address this gap by delineating the factors influencing teachers’ intention to use e-learning systems in Sri Lankan school. This study deployed Technology Adoption Model (TAM) and did an amendment to fit Sri Lankan context and found that Perceived Usefulness, Perceived Ease of Use and Facilitating Condition are positively and significantly influencing such intention.

Keywords: E-Learning, Intention to Use, Teachers, Technology Acceptance Model, Sri Lanka

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