The effects of E-learning on students’ motivation to learn in higher education

Date
2021
Authors
Elshareif, Elgilani
Mohamed, Elfadil Abdalla
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Publisher
The Online Learning Consortium
Abstract
The recent COVID-19 pandemic has forced educational institutions worldwide to adopt e-learning. UAE higher education institutions have implemented e-learning systems and programs to cope with this unprecedented situation. This paper measured the strength of association between key aspects of e-learning systems and programs and students’ motivation to learn in Ajman University (AU). Cronbach’s coefficient alpha was used to test the internal consistency reliability of key aspects of e-learning (EL-8) and students’ motivation to learn (SML-16). Exploratory factor analysis was used to test the validity of, and coherence of patterns in, the data. Parametric and non-parametric methods were used to investigate the strength of association between key aspects of e-learning and students’ motivation to learn in AU. The results indicated that motivation variables were more strongly correlated with both e-teaching materials and e-assessments key aspects relative to others such as e-discussion, and e-grade checking and feedback. © 2021, The Online Learning Consortium. All rights reserved.
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This article is not available at CUD collection. The version of scholarly record of this article is published in Online Learning Journal (2021), available online at: http://dx.doi.org/10.24059/olj.v25i3.2336
Keywords
Factor analysis, Internal consistency, Key aspects of e-learning, Motivation to learn
Citation
Elshareif, E., & Mohamed, E. A. (2021). The effects of E-learning on students’ motivation to learn in higher education. Online Learning Journal, 25(3), 128-143. https://doi.org/10.24059/olj.v25i3.2336
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