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Investigating Students’ Intentions to adopt MOOCs: An Application of Technology Acceptance Model (TAM)


Arti Yadav and Kriti Priya Gupta


Symbiosis Centre for Management Studies, NOIDA


The purpose of the study is to examine the predictors of students’ intentions to adopt Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). A model comprising of the constructs of “Technology Acceptance Model” (TAM), along with “computer self-efficacy” and gender of students is proposed to study the students’ behaviour towards adopting MOOCs. The study employs a descriptive research design wherein data pertaining to students’ perceptions were gathered from a convenience sample of 196 respondents. The respondents (students) were selected from a reputed higher educational institution (HEI) in the National Capital Region (NCR) of Delhi, using non-random sampling. The data were analysed using “Exploratory Factor Analysis” (EFA) and “Multiple Regression Analysis” (MRA). The findings indicate that both the constructs of TAM namely, “perceived usefulness” and “perceived ease of use”, as well as “computer self-efficacy”, are significant predictors of students’ behavioural intention to adopt MOOCs. However, the findings don’t indicate any role of gender in determining the students’ adoption intention of MOOCs.


Technology Acceptance Model (TAM), Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), Computer Self-Efficacy, Adoption Intention

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