Developing and Testing a Model to Understand Relationships between e-Learning Outcomes and Human Factors

Sean B. Eom, Nicholas J. Ashill

Abstract

This study applies partial least squares (PLS) to examine the effects of interactions and instructor feedback and facilitation on the students' satisfaction and their perceived learning outcomes in the context of university online courses. Independent variables included in the study are course structure, self-motivation, learning style, and interaction. A total of 397 valid unduplicated responses from students who have completed at least one online course at a university in the Midwest U.S. are used to examine the structural model. Four of the five antecedent constructs hypothesized to directly affect student/instructor interaction are significant. This research makes a critical contribution in e-learning empirical research by identifying two critical human factors that make e-learning a superior mode of instruction.

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B. Eom S. and J. Ashill N. (2013). Developing and Testing a Model to Understand Relationships between e-Learning Outcomes and Human Factors . In Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 2: ICEIS, ISBN 978-989-8565-60-0, pages 361-370. DOI: 10.5220/0004437803610370


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@conference{iceis13,
author={Sean B. Eom and Nicholas J. Ashill},
title={Developing and Testing a Model to Understand Relationships between e-Learning Outcomes and Human Factors},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 2: ICEIS,},
year={2013},
pages={361-370},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0004437803610370},
isbn={978-989-8565-60-0},
}


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TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 2: ICEIS,
TI - Developing and Testing a Model to Understand Relationships between e-Learning Outcomes and Human Factors
SN - 978-989-8565-60-0
AU - B. Eom S.
AU - J. Ashill N.
PY - 2013
SP - 361
EP - 370
DO - 10.5220/0004437803610370