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Towards Understanding the Students’ Acceptance of MOOCs: A Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology (UTAUT)
Altalhi, Maryam Muti

Published2021
JournalInternational Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning
Volume 16, Issue 2, Pages 237-252
CountrySaudi Arabia, Africa

ABSTRACT
Massive Open student's courses (MOOC) have stimulated the efforts made for improving the learning techniques and enhancing it the spectrum for students learning. Unfortunately, the acceptance of MOOC as a learning instrument remained low, which is perceived as an entertainment tool rather than an academic tool, particularly in developing countries. The study evaluated the student's adaptation of MOOC as an academic tool. It developed an understanding of the associated factors which impact the students' decision towards utilizing MOOC as a learning instrument. It initially investigated the constructs of the native UTAUT, subsequent to which is derived theory from the literature, amplifying the UTAUT theory scope by instigating e-learning factors associated with MOOC, such as attitude and self-efficacy. Based on the established framework, a survey was conducted where 150 MOOCs' students were recruited. The collected data were statistically analyzed using SPSS. The results showed that acceptance of the MOOCs was substantially affected by its performance expectancy, effort expectancy, social influence, self-efficiency, attitude, and facilitating conditions. It also suggested that efforts should be introduced to promote the use of MOOCs among the academic institutes in Saudi Arabia.

Keywords attitude · instructor · self-efficacy · technology

LanguageEnglish
ISSN1863-0383
RefereedYes
RightsCC BY
DOI10.3991/ijet.v16i02.13639
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