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ERIC Number: EJ1214256
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Abstractor: As Provided
Modeling E-Learning Interactivity, Learner Satisfaction and Continuance Learning Intention in Ugandan Higher Learning Institutions
International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology, v15 n1 2019
This study based on a cross-sectional survey approach, examined E-learning interactivity which was hypothesised to be a multidimensional construct, and its association with learner satisfaction continuing learning intentions. The Transactional Distance theory by Moore (1989) and the three-way model for computer-initiated interaction by Evans & Sabry (2003) formed the study's theoretical framework. The quantitative data were collected using a 28-item questionnaire from 232 learners who had enrolled in various CISCO E-learning courses. Principle Components Analysis revealed a three-factor structure of E-learning interactivity comprised of learner-content, learner-interface, and learner-E-learning system feedback interactivity. Additionally, Confirmatory Factor Analysis confirmed the reliability and validity of the three-factor measurement model; while the SEM fit indices revealed that the structural model has achieved goodness-of-fit. Lastly, the results have confirmed that with the exception of learner-content, the other interactivity sub dimensions demonstrated a significant relationship with learner satisfaction, and in turn, learner satisfaction had a positive influence on continuance learning intention. The results have supported and extended previous works on E-learning interactivity. This study is important for making evidence-based decisions by E-learning instructional designers, interface designers, subject matter experts and instructors, while designing, implementing and evaluating E-learning interventions for open and distance learning.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, Educational Technology, Student Satisfaction, Intention, Teacher Student Relationship, Peer Relationship, Interaction, Educational Environment, College Students, Academic Persistence, Feedback (Response)
International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology. University of the West Indies Open Campus, Dave Hill, St. Michael BB11000, Barbados. Tel: 868-663-9021; Fax: 868-645-9741; Web site: http://ijedict.dec.uwi.edu/.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Uganda
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