Introduction

Introduction

Yair Levy (Nova Southeastern University, USA)
Copyright: © 2006 |Pages: 11
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-726-3.ch001
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Abstract

Many universities and private corporations are investing significant capital in e-learning systems. Full understanding of the factors contributing to learners’ perceived effectiveness of e-learning systems will help institutions channel funding to effective factors and redesign or eliminate non-effective factors. However, learners’ perceived effectiveness of such systems has not been fully explored in prior studies. Piccoli, Ahmad, and Ives (2001) argue that interest in e-learning environments is growing rapidly; however, “a broad framework identifying the theoretical constructs and relationships in this domain has yet to be developed” (p. 403). Alavi and Leidner (2001b) concluded that “research that helps uncover the important attributes of VLS [virtual learning systems]…will be critical to our understanding of VLS effectiveness” (p. 30). In prior study, Alavi and Leidner (2001a) also concluded that: “most of the recent attempts at studying TML [technology mediated learning] in IS [information systems] research tended to adopt an overly simplistic view of this phenomenon” (p. 9).

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Preface
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Acknowledgments
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Chapter 1
Introduction  (pages 1-11)
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Many universities and private corporations are investing significant capital in e-learning systems. Full understanding of the factors contributing... Sample PDF
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Chapter 2
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In three books on issues related to the construct of value, Rokeach (1969, 1973, 1979) contributed significantly to the overall understanding of... Sample PDF
Values, Beliefs Attitudes, and Behavior
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Chapter 3
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In this chapter, a comprehensive review of the major literature streams is presented and serves as a foundation for this book. To identify the... Sample PDF
Value, Satisfaction, and Effectiveness
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Chapter 4
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In this chapter, a general theoretical model is proposed that links learners’ satisfaction and learners’ value of e-learning systems in order to... Sample PDF
The General Conceptual Model
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Chapter 5
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This chapter provides the rationale of the first of three tools suggested in this book to assess value and satisfaction of e-learning systems in... Sample PDF
Value-Satisfaction Grid of E-Learning Systems
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Chapter 6
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The previous chapter provided a review of the first tool (Value-Satisfaction grid of e-learning systems) to assess the effectiveness of e-learning... Sample PDF
Learners' Value Index of Satisfaction (LeVIS)
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Chapter 7
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This chapter provides details on the case study that was conducted in order to validate the research model and framework proposed in Chapter IV.... Sample PDF
The Case Study: Methodology and Results
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Discussion and Conclusion  (pages 207-231)
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This chapter provides a discussion of findings and a summary of the results of the case study conducted. The discussion also includes a section on... Sample PDF
Discussion and Conclusion
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Terms and Definitions
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