Investigation of compulsory distance education practices with integrated technology acceptance models during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic
- Uzaktan Eğitim, COVID-19, Teknoloji Kabul Modeli, Bilgi Sistemleri Başarı Modeli, Birleştirilmiş Teknoloji Kabul Modeli
- Distance Learning, COVID-19, Technology Acceptance Model, Information Systems Success Model, İntegrated Technology Acceptance Models
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This paper attempted to investigate the technology acceptance issues of the students caused by COVID-19, the global epidemic forcing educational institutions to shift towards distance education processes. This research aims to explain how the distance education system, which was compulsory during the COVID-19 pandemic period, was perceived by users and the variables that caused the acceptance or rejection of the system through the Technology Acceptance Model and The Information Systems Success Model variables. During the 2019-2020 spring semester, 377 undergraduate and graduate degree students from Kütahya Dumlupinar University and Bilecik Şeyh Edebali University took distance education courses 5-point Likert type questions were asked to measure the impact of demographic factors and main variables proposed by the questionnaire. According to the findings, it was seen that the universities owned only 50% of the required technological infrastructure tools. In addition, information quality, system quality and perceived benefit, which affect distance learning platforms, also affect the user satisfaction rates. The user satisfaction variable affects usage rate explaining 39% of the variable. It is asserted that the distance education platform is used as an alternative to face-to-face training, and that will be important for improving the user direction, having the necessary infrastructure tools, managing the process more successfully.
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