Factors Affecting University Students' Intention to Use Cloud Computing in Jordan

Factors Affecting University Students' Intention to Use Cloud Computing in Jordan

Khalid Ali Rababah (University of Jeddah, Alkamil, Saudi Arabia), Mohammad Khasawneh (The World Islamic Sciences and Education University (WISE), Amman, Jordan) and Bilal Nassar (The World Islamic Sciences and Education University (WISE), Amman, Jordan)
DOI: 10.4018/IJWLTT.2017010104

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.
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2. Cloud Computing In Education

National Institute of Standards and Technology-NIST defines Cloud Computing as a “model for enabling ubiquitous, convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (e.g., networks, servers, storage, applications, and services) that can be rapidly provisioned and released with minimal management effort or service provider interaction” (Mell and Grance, 2011; Plummer et al., 2008). In other words, cloud computing is the ability to use a diverse computing resources anytime and anywhere over the internet.

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