Exploring the Factors Influencing E-Learning of Turkish EFL Learners through TAM
Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology Volume 13, Number 3, ISSN 1303-6521
The purpose of this study was to understand the attitude of Turkish EFL learners towards technology and to determine the factors influencing the academic achievement of the learners while using technology. Survey method was used to collect data about technology acceptance of the Turkish Foreign Language Learners. This research was conducted at a state-run university in 2012-2013 academic year and subjects were 231 male and 279 female e-language learners from the Vocational Higher School taking up English course through e-learning. According to the results of the research, some of the TAM factors had effects on the academic achievement of the e-learners. It was revealed that while anxiety towards e-learning had a negative effect on academic achievement; perceived ease of use, attitude, satisfaction and self-efficacy had a positive effect on the academic achievement of e-learners. These findings indicated that Turkish EFL learners had a positive attitude towards technology in education.
Cakir, R. & Solak, E. (2014). Exploring the Factors Influencing E-Learning of Turkish EFL Learners through TAM. Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology, 13(3), 79-87.