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A Study on the Factors Affecting Student’s Satisfaction in E-learning: A Model Proposition

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  • Kantoglu , Baris

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    (Sakarya University)

  • Torkul, Orhan

    (Sakarya University)

  • Altunisik, Remzi

    (Sakarya University)

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    In this study, relative importance of factors affecting student satisfaction in the context of e-learning are examined. Following a detailed literature review on student satisfaction on e-learning, a model was proposed explaining student satisfaction in the context of e-learning. The factors included in the model are grouped under five headings, formed by fifteen sub-factors. These sub factors are, student-instructor interaction, student’s level of computer usage, student’s attitude towards computer use, instructor’s interest in e-learning, quality of course materials, traceability of student’s development, ease of use of the e-learning system, accessibility to system, quality of interaction with the system, quality, flexibility, currency of the materials, university support services, student tracking and course management. A questionnaire was carried out on 562 students attending to e-learning programs at various levels in order to test the proposed research model. Exploratory factor analysis suggested that the ten factors solution was a better solution than fifteen factors solution. Furthermore, regression analysis findings indicated that only six of the ten factors tend to influence student satisfaction in e-learning.

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    Article provided by Uludag University, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences in its journal Business and Economics Research Journal.

    Volume (Year): 4 (2013)
    Issue (Month): 1 (January)
    Pages: 121

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    Handle: RePEc:ris:buecrj:0113

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    Keywords: Customer satisfaction; Information Systems; E-learning student satisfaction; exploratory factor analysis regression analysis.;

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