Understanding students acceptance of e-learning systems: Using technology acceptance model
The rapid development of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has revolutionised the world we live in. The increasing penetration of ICT has led to a new paradigm of education and learning called e-Learning; being ubiquitous it has cut across barriers of time and space to learning. Although e-Learning is in its infancy stages in India but most of the universities in India have started e-learning (MOOCs Massive Open Online Courses) as tool to disseminate knowledge. By virtue of wide recognition of e-learning this study examines factors that affect student’s decision towards using e-Learning as a medium of education. Using Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) as theoretical framework, a questionnaire was administered to 315 students. Data about four constructs was collected hypothesized to describe student’s acceptance of e-Learning. The constructs namely perceived usefulness, perceived ease of use, attitude toward usage and behavioural intention to use have been adopted from TAM (Davis, F. D. (1985). Data collected was analysed using structural equation modelling (Amos 20). The results showed that Perceived usefulness and Perceived ease of use significantly influenced attitude toward e-Learning and intention to use.
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