Measuring Student E-Learning Readiness: A Case about the Subject of Electricity in Higher Education Institutions in Turkey

  • Dursun Akaslan
  • Effie L. -C. Law
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7048)

Abstract

Today e-learning is embraced for delivering education and training as it offers various potential benefits. However, successful uptake of e-learning depends on a cluster of personal, technological, institutional and domain-specific (content) factors. Based on our literature review and empirical results of our previous work, we have identified specific attributes subsumed by each of these factors and integrated them into our model of student e-learning readiness. To validate the model, we have conducted a web-based survey to investigate the extent to which students in the Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in Turkey offering the subject of electricity are ready for e-learning. 704 responses from the students of 417 departments in the related HEIs have been collected; 425 were complete responses. Whilst the findings revealed that the students were sufficiently ready for e-learning, training for e-learning is considered essential for enhancing student e-learning readiness.

Keywords

E-learning readiness electricity higher education 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dursun Akaslan
    • 1
  • Effie L. -C. Law
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of LeicesterUnited Kingdom

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