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E-learning acceptance based on technology acceptance model (TAM)

R. Ibrahim, N. S. Leng, R. C. M. Yusoff, G. N. Samy, S. Masrom, Z. I. Rizman


E-learning is regarded as a mandatory teaching and learning approach in higher education worldwide. Despite its importance and popularity, several issues on its use and effectiveness still remain. Universities are facing problems oflow e-learning usage among students and even academic staffs. This study investigate students’ acceptance of e-learning in university using modified TAM model consists of six constructs namely instructor characteristics, computer self-efficacy, course design, perceived usefulness, perceived ease of use and intention to use. Data were collected with 95 undergraduate students at Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (TARUC), Johor. Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) was used to analyze the data. Results shown that computer self-efficacyhas significantly effects ease of use, while perceived ease of use significantly affectsintention to use e-learning.

Keywords: e-learning; technology acceptance; TAM.
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