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Journal Issue
Volume 21 Issue 2 / Nov 2018  pp63‑168

Editor: Prof Shaun Pather

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Considerations for the Adoption of Cloud‑based Big Data Analytics in Small Business Enterprises  pp63‑79

Ajimoko Olufemi

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Acceptance of Open Learning Resources: Perspectives of Higher Education Students in India  pp80‑93

Jyotsna Singh, Prabin Kumar Panigrahi

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Abstract

The growing repository of learning resources on the internet provides a ubiquitous opportunity for learning. Worldwide, millions of learners leverage open learning resources (OLRs) to acquire knowledge and skills. Students in academic settings are ardent users of OLRs such as MOOCs and OERs. The purpose of this paper is to identify the factors influencing voluntary acceptance of OLRs by higher education students for complementing learning in the Indian context. The study also proposes a measurement scale for OLRs self‑efficacy (OSE). This study extends and validates the innovation diffusion theory (IDT). The integrated research model reflects the effects of relative advantage, compatibility, OSE, subjective norm and facilitating conditions on acceptance of OLRs. Online survey data from 457 technical students in India were used for analysis using structural equation modeling. Results suggest that while relative advantage, compatibility, OSE and the subjective norm significantly impact intention to use OLRs, effect of facilitating conditions is not significant. Compatibility and OSE also significantly impact relative advantage. The proposed measure of OSE has valid psychometric properties. This study has advanced knowledge on the phenomenon of voluntary acceptance of OLRs from the perspective of students in traditional academic settings in a developing country context by extending and validating IDT. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first empirical study to understand the acceptance of OLRs by students in India. This study also provides a measure for OSE. The relative advantage mediating the effect of OSE on intention is confirmed by the results, which is scarcely tested before empirically. The study has practical implications for policy makers and teachers in a developing country to provide a more contextual learning environment to the students. 

 

Keywords: Acceptance of Open Learning Resources, Self-efficacy, MOOCs and OERs in India, Technology acceptance, Informal online-learning, Open educational content and higher education

 

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Social Commerce and Innovative Business Engagements: An Empirical Investigation  pp94‑108

Jiwat Ram, Siqi Liu

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A Mixed Method Approach to investigate the Antecedents of Software Quality and Information Systems Success in Canadian Software Development Firms  pp109‑130

Delroy A. Chevers

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Does Social Media Enhance Firm Value? Evidence from Turkish Firms Using Three Social Media Metrics  pp131‑142

Ali Uyar, Ender Boyar, Cemil Kuzey

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An Evaluation Model of User Satisfaction with Enterprise Resource Planning Systems  pp143‑157

Sonia Mekadmi, Rim Louati

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The Impact of Social Media Sites on the Effectiveness of Consumer Buying Behavior for Electronics Goods ‑ A Study in India  pp158‑166

Kirti Arekar, Rinku Jain, Surender Kumar, Shalaka K. Ayarekar

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EJISE Editorial for Volume 21 Issue 2 2018  pp167‑168

Shaun Pather

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