A Further Understanding of the Dominant Factors Affecting E-learning Usage Resources by Students in Universities in the UAE
Rima Shishakly 1 *
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1 Ajman University, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
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Abstract

Universities benefit from the merging of classroom lecturing and the use of technological resources to provide an innovative environment for their students. E-learning resources facilitate the process of teaching and learning. Although students use these resources widely, their usage behaviours and the factors the dominate the instructor-students learning resources usage still need to be investigated further due to the fast growing technological changes and the advance features of e-learning, which affect the dominant prioritization and the significances of these factors. In order to facilitate this research, a research model was derived from the modified Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) in order to observe the factors that influence the instructors-students utilization of learning resources within universities in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The research model was assessed based on an analysis of 520 students who participated in the study. Thus, it can be inferred that both peer influence and student’s capability to use technology have no relevant effect on perceived usefulness and students’ usage behaviour. However, instructor contributions, course content and design do indeed have a significant correlation with student usage behaviour. The findings from this research advance the understanding of the factors that have a more dominant influence on instructor-students learning resources usage in the context of UAE universities.

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Article Type: Research Article

https://doi.org/10.29333/ejmste/11234

EURASIA J Math Sci Tech Ed, 2021 - Volume 17 Issue 11, Article No: em2025

Publication date: 23 Sep 2021

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