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    • ISSN: 2010-3689
    • Frequency: Bimonthly (2011-2014); Monthly (Since 2015)
    • DOI: 10.18178/IJIET
    • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Steve Thatcher
    • Executive Editor: Ms. Nancy Y. Liu
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Editor-in-chief
Prof. Dr. Steve Thatcher
QUniversity, Australia
It is my honor to be the editor-in-chief of IJIET. The journal publishes good-quality papers which focous on the advanced researches in the field of information and education technology. Hopefully, IJIET will become a recognized journal among the scholars in the related fields.

IJIET 2018 Vol.8(11): 804-808 ISSN: 2010-3689
doi: 10.18178/ijiet.2018.8.11.1143

Critical Performance Parameters of Distance Education through e-Learning: A Case Study in Kuwait

Rabab Dawoud Alsaffar
Abstract—Distance education through e-learning is gaining popularity in developing countries like Kuwait; however, its success depends upon the acceptance of this mode of learning by the students. Thus, there is a need to identify the performance parameters as perceived by the users. This research has identified the critical performance parameters of E-learning technologies used in distance education as perceived by the users. The research was theoretically based on Technology Acceptance Model. The research methodology involved the use of Structural Equation Modelling using Partial Least Square Method. The data was collected through a self-administered questionnaire by 216 students in Kuwait, who have used the E-learning technologies in the distance mode of education. The study indicated that perceived usefulness of E-learning technologies had an influence on attitude towards using as well as behavioural intention of use; perceived ease of use had influence on attitude towards using as well as perceived usefulness; attitude towards using had a significant influence on behavioural intension to use; and behavioural intension to use had a significant influence on actual system use. Surprisingly, attitude towards using had no influence on actual system use. Based on these revelations of the study suggestions have been made to the strategic planners in the Public Authority for Applied Education & Training of Kuwait to popularize distance education to a higher level.

Index Terms—Distance education, e-learning, technology acceptance model.

Rabab Dawoud Alsaffar is with the Public Authority for Applied Education and Training, College of Basic Education, Female Campus, Kuwait (e-mail: rd.alsaffar@paaet.edu.kw).

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Cite: Rabab Dawoud Alsaffar, "Critical Performance Parameters of Distance Education through e-Learning: A Case Study in Kuwait," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 8, no. 11, pp. 804-808, 2018.

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