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Identifying factors that affect the acceptance and use of E-assessment by academics in Saudi Universities

Identifying factors that affect the acceptance and use of E-assessment by academics in Saudi Universities
Identifying factors that affect the acceptance and use of E-assessment by academics in Saudi Universities
As assessment is one of the important pillars of the learning process, and E-assessment has become an essential part of education systems. E-assessment has developed to address some of the limitations and problems of a paper-test. In last the10 years, E-assessment has improved in developed countries such as the UK. In contrast, in Saudi Arabia, one of the developing countries, less attention has been paid to the usage of E-assessment and research which discusses E-assessment issues in Saudi Arabia is limited. Consequently, we investigate the factors that impact on academic’s use of E-assessment in Saudi universities. In order to examine these factors, the Decomposed Theory of Planned Behavior model (DTPB) is adopted with slight modification. Age and gender are added to the proposed model as moderating factors that affect attitude, subjective norms and perceived behavioral control. IT support is also added as a sub-factor under perceived behavioral control and technology facilitating conditions are included under resources facilitating conditions.
e-assessment, e-exam, electronic exam, online exam, online assessment
132-140
Alruwais, Nuha
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Wills, Gary
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Wald, Mike
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Alruwais, Nuha
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Wills, Gary
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Wald, Mike
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Alruwais, Nuha, Wills, Gary and Wald, Mike (2016) Identifying factors that affect the acceptance and use of E-assessment by academics in Saudi Universities. IJAEDU - International E-Journal of Advances in Education, 2 (4), 132-140. (doi:10.18768/ijaedu.20012).

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As assessment is one of the important pillars of the learning process, and E-assessment has become an essential part of education systems. E-assessment has developed to address some of the limitations and problems of a paper-test. In last the10 years, E-assessment has improved in developed countries such as the UK. In contrast, in Saudi Arabia, one of the developing countries, less attention has been paid to the usage of E-assessment and research which discusses E-assessment issues in Saudi Arabia is limited. Consequently, we investigate the factors that impact on academic’s use of E-assessment in Saudi universities. In order to examine these factors, the Decomposed Theory of Planned Behavior model (DTPB) is adopted with slight modification. Age and gender are added to the proposed model as moderating factors that affect attitude, subjective norms and perceived behavioral control. IT support is also added as a sub-factor under perceived behavioral control and technology facilitating conditions are included under resources facilitating conditions.

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Accepted/In Press date: 22 April 2016
e-pub ahead of print date: 27 October 2016
Keywords: e-assessment, e-exam, electronic exam, online exam, online assessment
Organisations: Electronic & Software Systems

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Local EPrints ID: 400548
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/400548
PURE UUID: d7f78aa9-1e3d-4c77-94fa-7c02c7b948ea
ORCID for Gary Wills: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-5771-4088

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Date deposited: 21 Sep 2016 16:11
Last modified: 06 Jun 2018 13:03

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