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: firstname.lastname@example.org).
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.