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Journal of Emerging Trends in Engineering and Applied Sciences (JETEAS)


Article Title: Extending the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) to assess Students' Behavioural Intentions to adopt an e-Learning System: The Case of Moodle as a Learning Tool
by Ahmad A. Rabaa'i

Universities are implementing e-learning systems to improve the learning-teaching process. However, when an e-learning system is implemented, it needs to be adopted by its users, and the acceptance and adoption of this e-learning system will be influenced and determined by different factors. The aim of this study is to assess the factors that influence university students intention to use an e-learning system and use Moodle as the exemplar case. An extended version of the technology acceptance model (TAM) was used in this study as its theory base. Data was collected from 515 students from a private university in the State of Kuwait. Partial least squares (PLS) of structure equation modelling (SEM) technique was used to analyze the data. The study results showed that the variables perceived credibility, satisfaction, subjective norm, self-efficacy, perceived ease of use, perceived usefulness and attitude positively affecting the intention to use the e-learning system Moodle. It is believed that this research is to be the first to find empirical support for these relationships in the Kuwaiti context. Additionally, different from most of the studies that consider western countries, this study supports TAMs reliability and validity in an educational context in the Middle East region and more specifically in Kuwait.
Keywords: adoption, e-learning, kuwait, moodle, technology acceptance, TAM
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ISSN: 2141-7016

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Prof. Gui Yun Tian
Professor of Sensor Technologies
School of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering
University of Newcastle
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