The effectiveness of online platforms after the pandemic : will face-to-face classes affect students’ perception of their Behavioural Intention (BIU) to use online platforms?

Al-Maroof, RS, Alnazzawi, N, Akour, IA, Ayoubi, K, Alhumaid, K, AlAhbabi, NM, Alnnaimi, M, Thabit, S, Alfaisal, R ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9876-0635, Aburayya, A ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1428-0547 and Salloum, S ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6073-3981 2021, 'The effectiveness of online platforms after the pandemic : will face-to-face classes affect students’ perception of their Behavioural Intention (BIU) to use online platforms?' , Informatics, 8 (4) , e83.

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Abstract

The purpose of this study is to investigate students’ intention to continue using online learning platforms during face-to-face traditional classes in a way that is parallel to their usage during online virtual classes (during the pandemic). This investigation of students’ intention is based on a conceptual model that uses newly used external factors in addition to the technology acceptance model (TAM) contrasts; hence, it takes into consideration users’ satisfaction, the external factor of information richness (IR) and the quality of the educational system and information disseminated. The participants were 768 university students who have experienced the teaching environments of both traditional face-to-face classes and online classes during the pandemic. A structural equation modelling (SEM) test was conducted to analyse the independent variables, including the users’ situation awareness (SA), perceived ease of use, perceived usefulness, satisfaction, IR, education system quality and information quality. An online questionnaire was used to explore students’ perceptions of their intention to use online platforms accessibly in a face-to-face learning environment. The results showed that (a) students prefer online platforms that have a higher level of content richness, to be able to implement the three dimensions of users’ situation awareness (perception, comprehension and projection); (b) there were significant effects of TAM constructs on students’ satisfaction and acceptance; (c) students are in favour of using a learning platform that is characterised by a high level of educational system quality and information quality and (d) students with a higher level of satisfaction have a more positive attitude in their willingness to use the online learning system.

Item Type: Article
Contributors: Capece, G (Editor), Di Costa, F (Editor) and García-Peñalvo, FJ (Editor)
Additional Information: ** From MDPI via Jisc Publications Router ** Licence for this article: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ **Journal IDs: eissn 2227-9709 **History: published 24-11-2021; accepted 22-11-2021
Schools: Schools > School of Computing, Science and Engineering
Journal or Publication Title: Informatics
Publisher: MDPI
ISSN: 2227-9709
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Date Deposited: 29 Nov 2021 10:14
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2022 17:03
URI: https://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/62423

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