Predicting College Students’ Continuance Intentions to Use E-Learning Systems: An Empirical Study in Taiwan
Yi-Cheng Chen, Ron-Chuen Yeh, Meiho Institute of Technology, Taiwan ; Kuo-Hung Tseng, Mei-Ho Institute of Technology, Taiwan ; Yi-Chien Lin, Meiho Institute of Technology, Taiwan
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Honolulu, HI, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-73-0 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
Using the Internet and Web technologies as instructional tools has become popular in education. In this study, a Web-based learning platform was developed to support the learning of undergraduate-level business courses, say, management information systems (MIS), electronic-commerce (EC) and introduction to management of a business school at an institute of technology in Taiwan. A large-scale survey was conducted to collect the empirical data. The partial least squares method was applied to validate the reliability and validity of the measurement model and assess the proposed conceptual model in this study. The empirical results indicated that college students showed great readiness and positive continuance intentions towards the use of such e-learning systems for their professional courses learning and suggested potential benefits from its use in the long term. The research findings can proffer useful recommendations and serve as guidelines for e-learning technology to be effectively implemented with care to avoid attenuating students’ interests and learning activities.
Chen, Y.C., Yeh, R.C., Tseng, K.H. & Lin, Y.C. (2009). Predicting College Students’ Continuance Intentions to Use E-Learning Systems: An Empirical Study in Taiwan. In G. Siemens & C. Fulford (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2009--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 1481-1486). Honolulu, HI, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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