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A model for technological aspect of e-learning readiness in higher education

Al-araibi, A. A. M. and Mahrin, M. N. and Yusoff, R. C. M. and Chuprat, S. B. (2019) A model for technological aspect of e-learning readiness in higher education. Education and Information Technologies, 24 (2). pp. 1395-1431. ISSN 1360-2357

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Official URL: http://www.dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10639-018-9837-9


The rate of adoption of e-learning has increased significantly in most higher education institutions in the world. E-learning refers to the use of electronic media, educational technology, also; information and communication technology (ICT) in the educational process. The aim for adopting e-learning is to provide students with educational services via the use of ICT. Thus, students can access educational resources from anywhere and at any time. However, the successful implementation of e-learning relies on the readiness to be able to initiate this system because, without proper readiness, the project will probably fail. E-learning readiness refers to the assessment of how ready an institution is to adopt and implement an e-learning project. One of the most important aspects of e-learning readiness is the technological aspect, which plays an important role in implementing an effective and efficient e-learning system. There is currently a lack of arguments concerning the factors that shape the technological aspect of e-learning readiness. The focus of this study is concentrated on the technological aspect of e-learning readiness. A model is proposed which includes eight technological factors, specifically: Software; Hardware; Connectivity; Security; Flexibility of the system; Technical Skills and Support; cloud computing; and Data center. A quantitative study was conducted at six Malaysian public universities, with survey responses from 374 Academic staff members who use e-learning. The empirical study confirmed that seven of the technological factors have a significant effect on e-learning readiness, while one factor (cloud computing) has not yet had a significant impact on e-learning readiness.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:e-learning, e-learning readiness, higher education
Subjects:T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions:Razak School of Engineering and Advanced Technology
ID Code:89871
Deposited By: Narimah Nawil
Deposited On:04 Mar 2021 10:35
Last Modified:04 Mar 2021 10:35

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