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 International Journal of Education and Development using ICT > Vol. 13, No. 1 (2017) open journal systems 


Explaining Electronic Learning Management Systems (ELMS) continued usage intentions among facilitators in Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in Tanzania

Bruckse Muries, University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Juma James Masele, University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania


Abstract
This study sought to explain ELMS continued usage intentions among HEIs in Tanzania. The study was guided by main research question, “What explains ELMS continued usage intentions among facilitators in HEIs in Tanzania?” The study used descriptive cross sectional design administered to 264 respondents drawn from five universities selected from two regions mainly Dar es Salaam and Morogoro. HEIs involved include the University of Dar es Salaam; Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences; Hubert Kairuki Memorial University; Mzumbe Universty and Sokoine University of Agriculture. A five point Likert scale from strongly disagree to strongly agree perceptions was used. A regression analysis was done to measure the predictability of the hypothesized factors towards ELMS continued usage intentions. The study’s findings revealed that ELMS continued usage intentions was positively and significantly influenced by three factors: “perceived importance”, “perceived ease of use” and “organizational management support”. “Facilitating conditions” though positive, it has no significant influence on ELMS continued usage intentions, thus it is not an affection factor. It was therefore accepted that perceived importance, perceived ease to use and organizational management support have power to predict ELMS continued usage intentions in the visited institutions. This study urges HEIs not to rely on donors/sponsors if ELMS usage is to be sustainable. Most of ELMS donor funded projects stopped just soon after projects reached their end, as opposed to those which are self initiated and supported by respective institutions.


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