Critical success factors for e-learning acceptance: Confirmatory factor models

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    E-learning, one of the tools emerged from information technology, has been integrated in many university programs. There are several factors that need to be considered while developing or implementing university curriculums that offer e-learning based courses. This paper is intended to specify e-learning critical success factors (CSFs) as perceived by university students. The published e-learning critical success factors were surveyed and grouped into 4 categories namely, instructor, student, information technology, and university support. Each category included several measures. The categorization was tested by surveying 538 university students. The results revealed 8 categories of e-learning CSFs, each included several critical e-learning acceptance and success measures. The level of criticality of each measure was represented by its validity coefficient. Confirmatory factor modeling approach was used to assess the criticality of the measures included in each CSF category.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)396-413
    Number of pages18
    JournalComputers and Education
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - Sept 2007


    • Confirmatory factor model
    • Distance education
    • E-learning
    • Structured equation modeling

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • General Computer Science
    • Education


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