Factors affecting the E-learning acceptance: A case study from UAE

Said A. Salloum, Mostafa Al-Emran, Khaled Shaalan, Ali Tarhini*

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The main objective of this article is to study the factors that affect university students’ acceptance of E-learning systems. To achieve this objective, we have proposed a new model that aims to investigate the impact of innovativeness, quality, trust, and knowledge sharing on E-learning acceptance. Data collection has taken place through an online questionnaire survey, which was carried out at The British University in Dubai (BUiD) and University of Fujairah (UOF) in the UAE. There were 251 students participated in this study. Data were analyzed using SmartPLS and SPSS. The Structural Equation Modelling (SEM) has been used to validate the proposed model. The outcomes revealed that knowledge sharing and quality in the universities have a positive influence on E-learning acceptance among the students. Innovativeness and trust were found not to significantly affect the E-learning system acceptance. By identifying the factors that influence the E-learning acceptance, it will be more useful to provide better services for E-learning. Other implications are also presented in the study.

Original languageEnglish
JournalEducation and Information Technologies
Publication statusAccepted/In press - Jan 1 2018


  • E-learning
  • Knowledge sharing
  • System quality
  • Technology acceptance
  • Technology innovativeness
  • Trust

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Library and Information Sciences


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