Assessing e-learning acceptance by university students in Thailand

  • Timothy Teo University of Auckland
  • Wong Su Luan Universiti Putra Malaysia
  • Thapanee Thammetar Silpakorn University
  • Wisa Chattiwat Silpakorn University


The aim of this study is to assess e-learning acceptance by students, using data collected from 377 students at three public universities in Thailand. Using the E-learning Acceptance Measure (Teo, 2010b), participants gave their responses to 21 statements on three factors hypothesised to measure e-learning: tutor quality, perceived usefulness, and facilitating conditions. Results showed that university students in Thailand have an above average level of e-learning acceptance (mean=111.36 out of 147). Among the user domains, age and perceived competence correlated significantly with the factors in ElAM. Using MIMIC modelling, students' e-learning acceptance was found to be significantly different by age and perceived competence.


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Author Biographies

Timothy Teo, University of Auckland
Associate Professor
University of Auckland, New Zealand
Wong Su Luan, Universiti Putra Malaysia
Associate Professor, Universiti Putra Malaysia
Thapanee Thammetar, Silpakorn University
Assistant Professor, Silpakorn University, Thailand
Wisa Chattiwat, Silpakorn University
Associate Professor, Silpakorn University, Thailand