The International Association of Technology, Education and Development
Proceedings of the international conference of education, research and innovation (on cd-rom)
ICERI 2008: Researching Learning in Virtual Environments location:Madrid, Spain date:17-19 November 2008
E-learning systems, or virtual learning environments (VLEs), are systems that use modern ICT technology to support educational and training efforts. This paper discusses the implementation of a new VLE, that supports non-rote learning of exploratory and inductive statistics within the paradigm of social constructivism. An attempt was made to link the acceptance of the VLE to gender specific elements and learning attitudes. An extensive survey was developed based upon TAM, IS success model and the ATTLS questionnaire and presented to the students. In this research context, the impact of gender on the acceptance of the VLE could be demonstrated as well as the link between learning attitudes and acceptance. These findings confirm previous research reported in scientific literature.