Continual Usage of E-Learning Systems among Students in Higher Educational Institutions
Keywords:Continual Usage, Ghana, E-Learning Systems, ECM and IS Success, Structural Equation Modelling.
E-learning has been lauded as a means to alleviate school crowding and facilitate studying from afar. The purpose of this research was to test hypotheses about why students at Ghanaian universities keep using online courses. A convenient sample of 500 students from Ghanaian universities was employed for the research. Information was gathered from respondents via a standardised questionnaire administered via the Kobo Collect platform. We analysed the data and tested our assumptions using SPSS and Smart PLS (Partial Least Square). According to the results of the study, most of the constructs make strong predictions about students' adoption of e-learning in tertiary institutions. Out of a total of six hypotheses tested, five were correct. The overall predictive accuracy of the model in predicting the frequency with which students will engage in e-learning at HEIs was high (70%). The study found that the frequency with which students used online learning platforms was highly influenced by elements like interaction, hedonic motivation, and other features of course quality. The ECM and IS Success model is extended in this study with the addition of interactivity and hedonic incentive, making it one of the rare attempts to analyse E-learning system utilisation by combining intrinsic and extrinsic elements. This holistic method yields more useful insights into the role of interaction and hedonic motivation in IS use, which in turn improves the model's predictive usefulness.