The Role of Information Technology in motivating students to accept e-learning adoption in universities: A case study in Jordanian universities

  • Dmaithan Abdelkarim Almajali, Dr. University, Zarqa, Jordan
  • Ra’ed (Moh’d Taisir) Masa'deh, Dr. The University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan
  • Rand Hani Al-Dmour, Dr. University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan

Abstract

The present study aimed to develop a theoretical framework toward e-learning adoption in universities through conducting a comprehensive review of literature, and empirical studies. Based on the technology acceptance model, the researchers developed a model designed to measure the impact of ease of use, perceived usefulness, and training on e-learning usage on the actual use of e-learning systems via the initial trend towards the use of e-learning systems and the intention towards the use of e-learning systems as mediating factors. The researchers also developed a survey questionnaire that will be distributed to a selected sample study on the students at the Jordanian public and private universities in order to answer the research questions and test its hypotheses by applying structural equation modeling. 

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Author Biographies

Dmaithan Abdelkarim Almajali, Dr., University, Zarqa, Jordan

Assistant Professor of Management Information Systems, Management Information Systems Department, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Zarqa University, Zarqa, Jordan

Ra’ed (Moh’d Taisir) Masa'deh, Dr., The University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan

Associate Professor of Management Information Systems, Management Information Systems Department, School of Business, The University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan

Rand Hani Al-Dmour, Dr., University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan

Assistant Professor of Management Information Systems, Management Information Systems Department, School of Business, The University of Jordan

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Published
2016-01-01
How to Cite
ALMAJALI, Dmaithan Abdelkarim; MASA'DEH, Ra’ed (Moh’d Taisir); AL-DMOUR, Rand Hani. The Role of Information Technology in motivating students to accept e-learning adoption in universities: A case study in Jordanian universities. Journal of Business & Management (COES&RJ-JBM), [S.l.], v. 4, p. 36-46, jan. 2016. ISSN 2306-7179. Available at: <http://centreofexcellence.net/index.php/JBM/article/view/jbm.2016.4.1.36.46>. Date accessed: 19 july 2019.
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