Investigating Learners &apos; Acceptance of e-Learning Courses Using Adopted Technology Acceptance Model
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AbstractAbstract- E-learning has become an increasingly popular learning approach in educational institutions due to the rapid growth of Information Communication Technology (ICT). There are several factors influencing e-learning effectiveness and usability resulting in learner satisfaction and acceptance of web-based learning. The focus of this paper is to investigate learners ’ acceptance of e-learning based courses by proposing a model based on the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM); emphasized with two important factors. These factors are learner interface design and content quality, which have a significant impact on usability and effectiveness of e-learning. The paper used a questionnaire method to test the proposed research model. The study was conducted among pharmacy and physical education students at Helwan University in Egypt. The results demonstrate that learners who found well-designed interface and good course content are likely to have more positive usefulness and ease of use beliefs. The contributions of this study are two-fold. First, this study identifies the degree by which learners accept e-learning based courses. Second, this study helps to determine which criteria have the most significant impact on learners’ acceptance of e-learning.