Online Learning Adoption by Chinese University Students during the Covid-19 Pandemic
Project OverviewThe COVID-19 pandemic has put online learning platforms to the test, in a context where student engagement can be severely challenged. These platforms are nonetheless essential for the business continuity of educational institutions around the world. To identify factors supporting online learning adoption under pandemic conditions, a questionnaire based on the Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology was adapted and completed by a sample of 704 Chinese university students. Structural equation modelling was applied to the resulting data, to identify the role played by effort expectancy, social influence, information quality, and a specific set of facilitating conditions. Longitudinal usage data is also being used, to complement the initial analysis.
Study Designcross-sectional, longitudinal, structural equation modelling
Project Keywordsonline learning, student engagement, pandemic, post-secondary education
Department or Unit: Division of Science and Technology
Organization: BNU-HKBU United International College
- Name: Yi-LungKuoTitle: Associate ProfessorDepartment or Unit: Centre for Teaching and LearningOrganization: BNU-HKBU United International College
- Name: RajPrasannaTitle: DrDepartment or Unit: Joint Centre for Disaster ResearchOrganization: Massey University
- Name: MarionTanTitle: DrDepartment or Unit: Joint Centre for Disaster ResearchOrganization: Massey University
CONVERGE is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), Division of Civil, Mechanical, and Manufacturing Innovation, Program on Humans, Disasters, and the Built Environment (Award #1841338). Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the NSF.