Journal of Education & Social Policy

ISSN 2375-0782 (Print) 2375-0790 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/jesp

Exploring E-Learning Readiness as Mediating between Trust, Hedonic Motivation, Students’ Expectation, and Intention to Use Technology in Taibah University
Firas Tayseer Mohammad Ayasrah

E-learning has become progressively eminent in higher education, and universities have increased provisions and many students are registering. This paper scrutinizes the factors which predict students’ intention to use technology at the Taibah University. To understand the kind of these factors might help Saudi Arabia universities to promote the usage of information and communication technology in teaching and to learn. This research scrutinised the mediating effect of e-learning readiness on the association between factors affecting intention to use university technology namely, trust, hedonic motivation and students’ expectation at Taibah University. The study provided details of the findings in every theme highlighted and described the relationships between the factors, using one single model. This study also conducted a comprehensive review of the literature and presented quantitative findings on the intention to use from Saudi Arabia. Based on the findings, there is a positive and significant relationship between trust, hedonic motivation, students’ expectation and intention to use, with the mediating role of e-learning readiness. This paper offers a synthesis of the proof e-learning willingness in higher education which add to effective e-learning implementation.

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