Students' decisions to use an eLearning system: a structural equation modelling analysis

M.M. Abbad, David Morris, A. Al-Ayyoub, J.M. Abbad

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    This research investigates and identifies some of the major factors affecting students’ adoption of an elearning system at the Arab Open University in Jordan. Elearning adoption is approached from the information systems acceptance point of view. An extended version of the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) was developed to investigate the underlying factors that influence students’ decisions to use an e-learning system. The proposed model extends previous work by include actual system use as a dependent variable in addition to intentions to use. The model was estimated using Structural Equation Modelling (SEM). The final model derived from this study indicated that beliefs about usefulness and ease of use partially mediate the relationship between external factors and intention to use and actual use of e-learning systems.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)4-13
    JournalInternational Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - 2009

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    DOI assigned:10.3991/ijet.v4i4.928. Not working when checked 30.11.20


    • adoption
    • e-learning
    • technology acceptance model
    • TAM
    • SEM


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