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Determinants of e-learning adoption among students of developing countries

Determinants of e-learning adoption among students of developing countries
Determinants of e-learning adoption among students of developing countries
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to investigate the determinants of e-learning adoption (ELA) among students in the University of Ghana.Design/methodology/approach – A quantitative research approach comprising of a survey of 337 students was adopted. Data were collected using questionnaires designed in conjunction with 13 factors (computer self-efficacy (CSE), perceived ease of use (PEOU), perceived usefulness (PU) and attitude towards use (ATTU)) in the conceptual model of the study. Data analysis was conducted using structural equation modelling.Findings – The result revealed that PU and ATTU had a direct effect on ELA whilst, PU and PEOU also had a direct relationship on ATTU. Other variables such as CSE and PEOU had an indirect relationship on ELA though they were found to have an insignificant direct relationship on ELA.Practical implications – The level of significance of each construct identified in the study provide practical guidance to school administrators and instructors as to which factors to pay close attention to when implementing e-learning projects within their respective institutions.Originality/value – This study provides insight into ELA from the students’ perspective, through an extension of the TAM model in a developing country context given the existence of cultural differences and societal idiosyncrasies which exist in different contexts, particularly in Africa.
Determinants, Ghana, E-learning, Developing countries, Adoption, Structural equation modelling (SEM)
2056-4880
248-262
Boateng, Richard
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Mbrokoh, Alfred Sekyere
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Boateng, Lovia
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Senyo, PK
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Ansong, Eric
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Boateng, Richard
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Mbrokoh, Alfred Sekyere
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Boateng, Lovia
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Senyo, PK
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Ansong, Eric
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Boateng, Richard, Mbrokoh, Alfred Sekyere, Boateng, Lovia, Senyo, PK and Ansong, Eric (2016) Determinants of e-learning adoption among students of developing countries. International Journal of Information and Learning Technology, 33 (4), 248-262. (doi:10.1108/IJILT-02-2016-0008).

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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to investigate the determinants of e-learning adoption (ELA) among students in the University of Ghana.Design/methodology/approach – A quantitative research approach comprising of a survey of 337 students was adopted. Data were collected using questionnaires designed in conjunction with 13 factors (computer self-efficacy (CSE), perceived ease of use (PEOU), perceived usefulness (PU) and attitude towards use (ATTU)) in the conceptual model of the study. Data analysis was conducted using structural equation modelling.Findings – The result revealed that PU and ATTU had a direct effect on ELA whilst, PU and PEOU also had a direct relationship on ATTU. Other variables such as CSE and PEOU had an indirect relationship on ELA though they were found to have an insignificant direct relationship on ELA.Practical implications – The level of significance of each construct identified in the study provide practical guidance to school administrators and instructors as to which factors to pay close attention to when implementing e-learning projects within their respective institutions.Originality/value – This study provides insight into ELA from the students’ perspective, through an extension of the TAM model in a developing country context given the existence of cultural differences and societal idiosyncrasies which exist in different contexts, particularly in Africa.

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Accepted/In Press date: 8 June 2016
Published date: 1 August 2016
Keywords: Determinants, Ghana, E-learning, Developing countries, Adoption, Structural equation modelling (SEM)

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Local EPrints ID: 438039
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/438039
ISSN: 2056-4880
PURE UUID: 3ddcd62e-f26e-4f84-a13f-7c3d676e2aba
ORCID for PK Senyo: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-7126-3826

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Last modified: 12 Mar 2020 01:46

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Author: Richard Boateng
Author: Alfred Sekyere Mbrokoh
Author: Lovia Boateng
Author: PK Senyo ORCID iD
Author: Eric Ansong

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