Individual Appropriation of Learning Management Systems — Antecedents and Consequences

Posted: 9 Oct 2017 Last revised: 13 Mar 2018

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Andreas Janson

University of Kassel

Matthias Söllner

University of Kassel - Information Systems; University of St. Gallen - Institute of Information Management

J. M. Leimeister

University of St. Gallen; University of Kassel - Information Systems

Date Written: 2017

Abstract

IT support in the learning process constitutes a key factor for the success of innovative teaching/learning scenarios. To ensure learning success in innovative teaching/learning scenarios, learners need to faithfully apply learning management systems (LMS). However, we lack theoretical insights into which factors affect whether they do so. To help solve this issue, we first used adaptive structuration theory to identify antecedents and consequences regarding faithful LMS appropriation and embed them into a theoretical model. Second, we conducted a survey study with 173 participants to evaluate the model. The results show that the perceived IT support, interactivity, and the task-technology fit significantly affect the degree to which learners faithfully apply a LMS. Moreover, the results indicate that faithful appropriation is a significant indicator of the learning process satisfaction as well as perceived learning success. The present paper thus theoretically contributes to the scientific discussion concerning technology-mediated learning processes while also making a practical contribution by deriving implications for LMS application.

Keywords: E-learning, Faithfulness of Appropriation, Learning Management Systems, Learning Process, Technology-Mediated Learning

Suggested Citation

Janson, Andreas and Söllner, Matthias and Leimeister, Jan Marco, Individual Appropriation of Learning Management Systems — Antecedents and Consequences (2017). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3049951

Andreas Janson

University of Kassel ( email )

Fachbereich 05
Nora-Platiel-Straße 1
34109 Kassel, Hessen 34127
Germany

Matthias Söllner

University of Kassel - Information Systems ( email )

Nora-Platiel 4
Kassel, 34127
Germany

University of St. Gallen - Institute of Information Management

Müller-Friedberg-Str. 8
St. Gallen, 9000
Switzerland

Jan Marco Leimeister (Contact Author)

University of St. Gallen ( email )

Varnbuelstr. 14
Saint Gallen, St. Gallen CH-9000
Switzerland

University of Kassel - Information Systems ( email )

Nora-Platiel 4
Kassel, 34127
Germany

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