Modeling Electronic Learning Management Systems (ELMS) Continued usage Intentions among Facilitators in Higher Education Institutions in Tanzania

Juma James Masele, Bruckse Muries Malunde


This study was set to model factors for Electronic Learning Management Systems (ELMS) continued usage intentions among fa cilitators in Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in Tanzania. The study specifically sought to determine influence of the following fa ctors: organization management support (OMS); facilitating conditions (FC); perceived usefulness (PU); and perceived ease of use (PEU) on continued Electronic Learning Management System (ELMS) continued usage intentions (CUIs) among facilitators in Higher Education Institutions (HEIs). In addition, 264 respondents from 6 prominent universities in the country were interviewed using a five points Likert Scale. Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) was run through Statistical Package for Social Sciences – Analysis embedded with Analysis of Moment Structure version 19 (SPSS-AMOS 19). Results from the study indicated that all hypothesized factors (Perceived Usefulness, Perceived Ease of Use and Organization Management Support with exception of facilitating conditions) positively and significantly influenced Continued Usage Intentions. The study calls for vendors, researchers and other practitioners to come together as well as forge ELMS that are simple to use, but also that enhance HEIs’ efficiency and productivity. Insistence of ELMS importance from the top management including stating in the policy will improve the current use status. HEIs and other stakeholders are urged to allocate necessary resources support including stabilizing the fiber cable and power supply to enhance ELMS usage.

Keywords: Modeling; Electronic Learning Management Systems; ELMS; Continued usage Intentions; Facilitators; Higher Education Institutions; Tanzania

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