Title: Modelling of factors of e-learning: an ISM approach

Authors: Vivek Agrawal; Sucheta Agarwal; Anand Mohan Agrawal

Addresses: Institute of Business Management, GLA University, Mathura, India ' Institute of Business Management, GLA University, Mathura, India ' Institute of Business Management, GLA University, Mathura, India

Abstract: E-learning imparts information and knowledge, which helps in educating multi-users. Initially, this process has not been fully accepted by various academic and corporate bodies owing to less involvement of human element in the learning process. However, with the advent of information technology era, e-learning has been wholeheartedly accepted. Therefore, considering the growth of e-learning, this study recognises the plausible factors influencing e-learning and builds-up a basic relationship among the identified factors. The objectives of this study are to identify the influencing factors of e-learning and design a model using interpretive structural modelling (ISM), which is followed by MICMAC analysis to categorise the factors under the four clusters. The use of e-learning is not restricted to just school, universities, and colleges, as there is need for the incorporation of the corporate training and coaching institute.

Keywords: e-learning; electronic learning; interpretive structural modelling; ISM; MICMAC.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCEELL.2020.108563

International Journal of Continuing Engineering Education and Life-Long Learning, 2020 Vol.30 No.3, pp.327 - 349

Received: 18 Mar 2019
Accepted: 26 Nov 2019

Published online: 03 Jul 2020 *

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