Title: Using internet technology to support flexible learning in Jordan: a case of Hashemite University

Authors: Ahmad M. Khasawneh

Addresses: Prince Al-Hussein bin Abdullah II Faculty of Information Technology, Hashemite University, P.O. Box 150459, Zarqa 13115, Jordan

Abstract: The research paper deals with the factors influencing user acceptance and adoption of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) on student motivations for the acceptance of ancillary technologies necessary for the delivery of e-learning processes. ICTs have been diffused in higher education slower than it has been expected. Especially for developing countries, using ICT in the most efficient and effective ways has crucial importance for the sustainable development and effective use of resources. In this study, a well know theory has been tested in a well known Jordanian University and the data has been collected with surveys.

Keywords: technology acceptance model; TAM; higher education; universities; ICT; information technology; communications technology; Jordan; Hashemite University; internet; world wide web; flexible learning; user acceptance; student motivation; ancillary technologies; e-learning; electronic learning; developing countries; sustainable development; resources; effectiveness; sustainability; online learning.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIL.2010.034010

International Journal of Innovation and Learning, 2010 Vol.8 No.1, pp.1 - 10

Published online: 06 Jul 2010 *

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