Factors Affecting the Adoption of E-Learning Technology by Students during the COVID-19 Quarantine Period: The Application of the UTAUT Model

  • H. Chatti Dar Al Uloom University, Saudi Arabia
  • S. Hadoussa Brest Business School, France

Abstract

The adoption of e-learning technology has become a major challenge for many academic institutions during the Covid-19 pandemic. More and more institutions are questioning the success of adopting this technology and are seeking to understand their adoption process. The objective of the current research work is to study the factors affecting the intent of Saudi university students to adopt online technologies during the Covid-19 pandemic. Based on the Information Technology Adoption Model, UTAUT, a research model was designed and validated by combining the factorial analysis method with simple linear regression analysis. The study revealed four key factors that had significant and positive effects on users' intent to use online technology, including the perceived usefulness, perceived ease of use, teacher influence, university management commitment, and availability of student technical assistance.

Keywords: Covid-19, UTAUT, e-learning

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