Analyzing the factors affecting Faculties’ Satisfaction with E-learning in Islamic Azad University- Virtual Branch

Roohangiz Poroohan, Hamide Reshadatoo

Abstract


In the past two decades, the e-learning has attracted the attentions. In this regard, some faculty members have considered adopting e-learning systems. However, this study aimed to improve the satisfaction of faculty members with e-learning. The technological infrastructure (technology and technical), pedagogical infrastructure (educational), environmental infrastructure (cultural, social, and value), legal infrastructure (management and leadership), and structural infrastructure (administrative and support) were examined as factors affecting the satisfaction. This was applied descriptive-analytic study. The population consisted of faculty members in Virtual Branch of Islamic Azad University in 2015-2016 (N=600) and experts in e-learning (n= 10). Using Kerjsy & Morgan table and simple random sampling method, 234 faculty were selected as sample. The confirmatory-exploratory factor analysis, one-sample t-test, and structural equation modeling was used for analyzing the data. The findings showed that the highest standard coefficient (load factor) belonged to legal infrastructure (management and leadership) (0.99) which explained 97% of variance in faculties’ satisfaction. Therefore, it had the greatest impact on satisfaction of faculty with e-learning in Islamic Azad University- virtual branch. The lowest standard coefficient (load factor) belonged to environmental (cultural, social, and value) infrastructure (0.44) which explained 19% of variance in good academic management. Therefore, it had the lowest impact on satisfaction of faculty with e-learning in Islamic Azad University- virtual branch.


Keywords


Satisfaction, Faculty Members, E-learning, Islamic Azad University, Virtual Branch.

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