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IJIET 2023 Vol.13(12): 1959-1967
doi: 10.18178/ijiet.2023.13.12.2010

The Impact of Course Quality on University Students’ Acceptance of Online Practicum

Dhaifallah Saleh Alsuhaymi

Manuscript received June 13, 2023; revised July 24, 2023; accepted August 14, 2023.

Abstract—The primary purpose of this study is to explain the acceptance of college students of online practicums at a Saudi public university in the Eastern Province. It aimed to identify the influential factors that could facilitate or hinder college students from accepting online practicum courses, concentrating mainly on the first time the practicum course is delivered online. This study employed the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) and added a construct of “course quality” to the TAM model to investigate its impact on university students’ acceptance of an online practicum. In total, 369 male and female students completed an online questionnaire. The results indicate that the students showed a high acceptance of online practicums. Perceived Course Quality (PCQ) significantly predicts student Perceived Ease of Use (PEOU). PEOU and PCQ positively and significantly affect students’ Perceived Usefulness (PU) of online practicums. Also, PU and PEOU significantly affect students’ Attitudes (AT) toward accepting online practicums. Further, students’ PU and AT significantly affect students’ Behavioral Intention (BI) toward accepting online practicums.

Index Terms—Distance education, online learning, practicum course, Technology Acceptance Model (TAM)

Dhaifallah Saleh Alsuhaymi is with the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education, Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, Dammam, 31441, Saudi Arabia. E-mail: dalsuhaymi@iau.edu.sa (D.S.A.)


Cite: Dhaifallah Saleh Alsuhaymi, "The Impact of Course Quality on University Students’ Acceptance of Online Practicum," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 13, no. 12, pp. 1959-1967, 2023.

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General Information

  • ISSN: 2010-3689 (Online)
  • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Inf. Educ. Technol.
  • Frequency: Monthly
  • DOI: 10.18178/IJIET
  • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Steve Thatcher
  • Managing Editor: Ms. Nancy Y. Liu
  • Abstracting/ Indexing: Scopus (CiteScore 2022: 2.0), INSPEC (IET), UGC-CARE List (India), CNKI, EBSCO, Google Scholar
  • E-mail: ijiet@ejournal.net


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