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Critical success factors for e-learning acceptance: Confirmatory factor models

Computers & Education Volume 49, Number 2, ISSN 0360-1315 Publisher: Elsevier Ltd


E-learning, one of the tools emerged from information technology, has been integrated in many university programs. There are several factors that need to be considered while developing or implementing university curriculums that offer e-learning based courses. This paper is intended to specify e-learning critical success factors (CSFs) as perceived by university students. The published e-learning critical success factors were surveyed and grouped into 4 categories namely, instructor, student, information technology, and university support. Each category included several measures. The categorization was tested by surveying 538 university students. The results revealed 8 categories of e-learning CSFs, each included several critical e-learning acceptance and success measures. The level of criticality of each measure was represented by its validity coefficient. Confirmatory factor modeling approach was used to assess the criticality of the measures included in each CSF category.


Selim, H.M. (2007). Critical success factors for e-learning acceptance: Confirmatory factor models. Computers & Education, 49(2), 396-413. Elsevier Ltd. Retrieved August 3, 2020 from .

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