Employing the TAM in predicting the use of online learning during and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic

Zobeidi, T., Homayoon, S.B., Yazdanpanah, M., Komendantova, N. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2568-6179, & Warner, L.A. (2023). Employing the TAM in predicting the use of online learning during and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic. Frontiers in Psychology 14 10.3389/fpsyg.2023.1104653.

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Online learning systems have become an applied solution for delivering educational content, especially in developing countries, since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. The present study is designed to identify the factors influencing the behavioral intention of agricultural students at universities in Iran to use online learning systems in the future. This research uses an extended model in which the constructs of Internet self-efficacy, Internet anxiety, and output quality are integrated into the technology acceptance model (TAM). Data analysis was performed using the SmartPLS technique. The analyses showed the proposed model to be strong in terms of predicting the attitude to online learning and the intention to use it. The extended TAM model fit the data well and predicted 74% of the intention variance. Our findings show attitude and perceived usefulness to have directly affected intention. Output quality and Internet self-efficacy indirectly affected attitude and intention. Research findings can help with the design of educational policies and programs to facilitate education and improve student academic performance.

Item Type: Article
Research Programs: Advancing Systems Analysis (ASA)
Advancing Systems Analysis (ASA) > Cooperation and Transformative Governance (CAT)
Young Scientists Summer Program (YSSP)
Depositing User: Luke Kirwan
Date Deposited: 09 Mar 2023 08:30
Last Modified: 09 Mar 2023 08:30
URI: https://pure.iiasa.ac.at/18659

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