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E-Learning Acceptance: The Role of Task–Technology Fit as Sustainability in Higher Education

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  • Ibrahim Youssef Alyoussef

    (Faculty of Education, Education Technology Department, King Faisal University, Al Ahsa 31982, Saudi Arabia)

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The aim of this study was to fill the gap in the literature on e-learning acceptance and its role in the sustainability of learning and the role of task-technology fit (TTF), which influences student satisfaction and academic performance. While researchers have examined e-learning acceptance in a variety of contexts, the role of TTF as a mediating variable in measuring education sustainability has not been explored using the technology acceptance model (TAM). As a result, the goal of this study was to develop a new paradigm by combining two theories: TFF and the TAM. In total, 432 students and researchers from public universities participated in this study. We surveyed students using the structural equation modelling (SEM) approach to learn about their expectations with regard to e-learning adoption. According to the findings, perceived ease of use has a positive impact on perceived enjoyment and usefulness, which in turn has a positive impact on task–technology fit and e-learning use in higher education, resulting in a positive impact on student satisfaction and academic performance as well as sustainability. Finally, the role of task-technology fit and e-learning usage in education sustainability had a positive effect on student satisfaction and learning performance. As a result, the use of e-learning in learning processes should be encouraged as a long-term strategy in higher education institutions.

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  • Ibrahim Youssef Alyoussef, 2021. "E-Learning Acceptance: The Role of Task–Technology Fit as Sustainability in Higher Education," Sustainability, MDPI, vol. 13(11), pages 1-15, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:gam:jsusta:v:13:y:2021:i:11:p:6450-:d:569779
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