Student Adoption Towards Web-Based Learning Platform

  • Heidi Fung
  • Allan Yuen
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3583)


Today, computers and Internet technology have an established presence in higher education. Most of the universities and tertiary institutions have enhanced their classroom courses with online learning systems. It takes time to familiarize people with any young technology and there is no exemption for the academic. This case study provides an in-depth understanding on the implementation of an e-learning platform in a post-secondary college for its first year adoption. Traditional systems are often slow to change and subject to various existing constraints. The study especially emphasizes on investigating the student adoption of this web-based learning system and seeks to find out the crucial factors influencing student adoption. It appeared that there was resistance to accept the new technology by the teaching staff and the students. Lecturers have been unable to find effective ways to use the system in their courses and students have encountered problems in using the system.


Teaching Staff Internet Technology Management Information System American Educational Research Association Online Learning System 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Heidi Fung
    • 1
  • Allan Yuen
    • 2
  1. 1.Hong Kong Shue Yan College 
  2. 2.Centre for Information Technology in EducationThe University of Hong Kong 

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