Creator of Knowledge
Information Resources Management Association
Advancing the Concepts & Practices of Information Resources Management in Modern Organizations

E-Learning Acceptance Model (ELAM)

E-Learning Acceptance Model (ELAM)
View Free PDF
Author(s): Hassan M. Selim (United Arab Emirates University, UAE)
Copyright: 2006
Pages: 5
Source title: Emerging Trends and Challenges in Information Technology Management
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-019-6.ch018
ISBN13: 9781616921286
EISBN13: 9781466665361


This study develops an E-Learning Acceptance Model (ELAM) to investigate the relationships among the factors affecting students’ acceptance of e-learning. In line with the literature, three critical success factors were used, namely instructor characteristics, information technology infrastructure, and support. ELAM was analyzed and validated using data collected from 538 university students through structural equation modeling (LISREL 8.54). The influence of the three factors on students’ decision of accepting e-learning was empirically examined. The results showed that all three factors significantly and directly impacted the students’ decision of accepting e-learning-based university program. Information technology infrastructure and the institution support were proven to be key determinants of the instructor characteristics as a critical success factor of e-learning acceptance by students. Implications of this work are very important for higher education institutions, researchers, and instructors.

Body Bottom