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Factors affecting student attitudes toward flexible online learning in management education
journal contributionposted on 2017-12-06, 00:00 authored by J Drennan, Jessie KennedyJessie Kennedy, A Pisarski
In response to recent technological advances and the trend toward flexible learning in education, the authors examined the factors affecting student satisfaction with flexible online learning. The authors identified 2 key student attributes of student satisfaction: (a) positive perceptions of technology in terms of ease of access and use of online flexible learning material and (b) autonomous and innovative learning styles. The authors derived measures of perceptions of technology from research on the Technology Acceptance Model and used locus of control and innovative attitude as indicators of an autonomous and innovative learning mode. First-year students undertaking an introductory management course completed surveys at the beginning (n=248) and at the end (n=256) of course work. the authors analyzed the data by unsing structural equation modeling. Results suggest that student satisfaction is influenced by positive perceptions toward technology and an autonomous learning mode.