Despite the heavy promotion by the local government, the plentiful provision of IT educational tools, and the sufficient IT skills of prospective users, the adoption of IT in classroom education by primary and secondary school teachers in Hong Kong is still minor. By focusing on the use of IT educational Websites, which are freely available for teachers, this paper attempts to investigate the factors that influence the adoption of e-teaching in classrooms among primary and secondary school teachers in Hong Kong. With reference to the paradigms of information technology, cognitive thinking and organizational learning, a research model, together with a preliminary outline of the operationalization of the measures and data collection method for model testing, are presented in this paper. It is believed that the findings of the study proposed here could contribute to a more in-depth understanding on the adoption of IT tools by teachers, which is crucial for software developers to excel in this potentially enormous industry.
Ho, Candy K. Y. and Chan, Ivy, "Effective E-Teaching: The Case of Hong Kong" (2004). ICEB 2004 Proceedings (Beijing, China). 175.