Student Readiness Towards E-Learning Adoption in Higher Education: A Conceptual Model Based on Extended Technology Acceptance Model
A Conceptual Model Based on Extended Technology Acceptance Model
This paper main aims are to establish a conceptual model to assess student readiness and acceptance for e-learning. The concept was the extension of the technology acceptance model (TAM). Specifically, the proposed model expands the Technology Adoption Model (TAM) to include the e-learning factor and the readiness factor as external variable. In addition, the participant demographic profile — namely age, gender, and CGPA — is proposed to moderate the influence of these constructs on behavioral intent and the use of technology. A detailed understanding of this model would provide useful insights into the variables that affect the adoption or resistance of the web-based learning system by intended users and provide opportunities for future studies to understand the acceptance of technology. Further, recognizing these factors is helpful for instructors to plan meaningful instructional activities to facilitate the development of student awareness and make learning more efficient and attractive.