The General Conceptual Model

The General Conceptual Model

Yair Levy (Nova Southeastern University, USA)
Copyright: © 2006 |Pages: 26
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-726-3.ch004
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Abstract

In this chapter, a general theoretical model is proposed that links learners’ satisfaction and learners’ value of e-learning systems in order to assess learners’ perceived effectiveness of such systems. The central research question in this study is: Is there a relationship between learners’ perceived satisfaction with e-learning systems and learners’ perceived value for learners’ perceived effectiveness of e-learning systems? The significance of the value construct in the context of e-learning systems has never been evaluated. How the value of e-learning systems relates to other constructs, such as satisfaction with e-learning systems and ultimately whether the value of e-learning systems can be used to indicate learners’ perceived IS effectiveness remains open. In this chapter, a general conceptual model or framework is proposed to address this phenomenon in the context of e-learning systems. The proposed model or framework will provide procedures to identify and measure the key constructs (satisfaction with e-learning systems, value of e-learning systems, and effectiveness of e-learning systems). This chapter also defines precisely the individual characteristics and four major dimensions (categories) for evaluating value of e-learning systems and satisfaction with e-learning systems based on comprehensive literature reviewed in Chapters II and III. Additionally, this chapter proposes five specific research questions that are addressed in Chapter VII. Two additional specific research questions are proposed in Chapters V and VI.

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Dedication
Table of Contents
Preface
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Acknowledgments
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Chapter 1
Introduction  (pages 1-11)
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Many universities and private corporations are investing significant capital in e-learning systems. Full understanding of the factors contributing... Sample PDF
Introduction
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Chapter 2
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In three books on issues related to the construct of value, Rokeach (1969, 1973, 1979) contributed significantly to the overall understanding of... Sample PDF
Values, Beliefs Attitudes, and Behavior
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Chapter 3
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In this chapter, a comprehensive review of the major literature streams is presented and serves as a foundation for this book. To identify the... Sample PDF
Value, Satisfaction, and Effectiveness
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Chapter 4
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In this chapter, a general theoretical model is proposed that links learners’ satisfaction and learners’ value of e-learning systems in order to... Sample PDF
The General Conceptual Model
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Chapter 5
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This chapter provides the rationale of the first of three tools suggested in this book to assess value and satisfaction of e-learning systems in... Sample PDF
Value-Satisfaction Grid of E-Learning Systems
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Chapter 6
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The previous chapter provided a review of the first tool (Value-Satisfaction grid of e-learning systems) to assess the effectiveness of e-learning... Sample PDF
Learners' Value Index of Satisfaction (LeVIS)
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Chapter 7
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This chapter provides details on the case study that was conducted in order to validate the research model and framework proposed in Chapter IV.... Sample PDF
The Case Study: Methodology and Results
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Chapter 8
Discussion and Conclusion  (pages 207-231)
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This chapter provides a discussion of findings and a summary of the results of the case study conducted. The discussion also includes a section on... Sample PDF
Discussion and Conclusion
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Terms and Definitions
Appendices
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