Measuring Lecturers' Perception of Transition to E-Learning Systems and Digital Divide: A Case Study in School of Business Administration of Istanbul University

Mercangoz B. A. , Cilan C. A. , Balaban M. E.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF E-ADOPTION, vol.3, no.1, pp.13-21, 2011 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 3 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.4018/jea.2011010102
  • Page Numbers: pp.13-21


The development of internet technology has affected spread of e-learning programs. Students have been attending e-learning programs worldwide. For example, students in Turkey have increasingly been using this technology to attend e-MBA programs. Due to constraints like lecturers, ability to use technology and the infrastructure of information technologies in current education systems it is not possible to reach high levels of higher education. In this paper; the authors measure lecturers' behaviors toward e-learning activities. The study gauges their ability to use information technology, perceptions about the advantages of e-learning program, and readiness for the transition. Data are provided from a survey conducted in the School of Business Administration at Istanbul University. Descriptive statistics and nonparametric tests are used to analyze the data. These tests measure the digital divide between academicians taking into account their academic qualifications, gender and departments.