Factors affecting university students' intention to use cloud computing in Jordan

Khalid Ali Rababah, Mohammad Khasawneh, Bilal Nassar

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Abstract

The aim of this study is to examine the factors affecting students' intention to use cloud computing in the Jordanian universities. To achieve this purpose, a quantitative research approach which is a survey-based was deployed. Around 400 questionnaires were distributed randomly to Information Technology (IT) students at four universities in Jordan and only 236 valid questionnaires were received. Using multiple regression technique, the results revealed that perceived usefulness, perceived ease of use, perceived security, perceived speed of access, and perceived cost of usage were significantly influencing the students' intention to accept and use cloud computing while the Affect was not. Furthermore, the results indicated that the developed model explains 50.4% of the variance in the students' intention to use cloud computing. Practically, the results of this study are considered fruitful for the universities and students to increase the usage of cloud computing in the educational settings.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)51-65
Number of pages15
JournalInternational Journal of Web-Based Learning and Teaching Technologies
Volume12
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2017

Keywords

  • Cloud Computing
  • Education
  • Intention to Use
  • Jordan
  • TAM2

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