Journal of Computer Science

Looking Inside and Outside the System: Examining the Factors Influencing Distance Learners Satisfaction in Learning Management System

Ibrahim Almarashdeh, Mutasem Khalil Alsmadi, Ghaith Jaradat, Ahmad Althunibat, Sami Abdullah Albahussain, Yousef Qawqzeh, Usama A Badawi and Tamer Farag

DOI : 10.3844/jcssp.2018.453.465

Journal of Computer Science

Volume 14, Issue 4

Pages 453-465

Abstract

In the last few years, the use of educational technology, particularly the concept of Learning Management System (LMS), has increased rapidly. With this fast development, the question arises as how to manage the LMS to obtain success and efficiency in online courses. One of the important factors that have received many citations in literature studies (and has a special position in information system research) is the user satisfaction. It is a crucial factor that can predict the success or failure of any LMS. In relation, this research examined the success factors that affect the user satisfaction and outcomes of LMS. This paper discusses the conceptual User Satisfaction Evaluation Model (USEM) employed to measures LMS success. In particular, it seeks to examine “the relationship between: Service quality, system quality, ease of use, perceived usefulness, information quality and students satisfaction, as well as to measure the outcomes of the LMS.” Results from the data analysis indicate that all proposed factors have a positive effect on student satisfaction. The result also concludes that a higher rate of user satisfaction will lead to greater benefits for the students.

Copyright

© 2018 Ibrahim Almarashdeh, Mutasem Khalil Alsmadi, Ghaith Jaradat, Ahmad Althunibat, Sami Abdullah Albahussain, Yousef Qawqzeh, Usama A Badawi and Tamer Farag. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.