Critical Success Factors for Cloud-Based eLearning Adoption
Abstract – Cloud-based eLearning network environment for institutions of higher learning (IHL) is an innovative technology today. Cloud-based network environment gives high impact and benefit to IHL. In Malaysia, there have a few IHLs are starting using the cloud-based network environment for eLearning but most of the IHLs have not comfortable using a cloud-based network environment. Among the reasons are fairness and deficiency of knowledge to shift to the cloud-based network environment. Based on the reason the identifying a success factor adoption is an important thing that must be considered in helping the IHL in using a Cloud-based network environment. Thus, the early stage of studies are needed to find the important factors adoption on cloud-based network environments. The study proposed the extension of the Technology-Organization-Environment (TOE) to identify the factor adoption that influences the adoption of the cloud-based network environment. The opinion and knowledge among a few experts at IHL are collected. The review of success factors of the employee, security, business need, strategic plan, cost-saving and provider selection are potential factors effect for the adoption of a cloud-based network environment are reviewed. The outcome of the study proposes the success factor adoption that creates knowledge for the positive adoption factor of a cloud-based network environment at IHL.
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