Examining the Factors Related to Learners' Intention and Usage Continuity of Online Learning

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Sonmez A., ÖZDAMAR N.

OPEN PRAXIS, vol.16, no.2, pp.195-207, 2024 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2024
  • Doi Number: 10.55982/openpraxis.16.2.570
  • Journal Name: OPEN PRAXIS
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, EBSCO Education Source, Educational research abstracts (ERA), ERIC (Education Resources Information Center), Directory of Open Access Journals, DIALNET
  • Page Numbers: pp.195-207
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


The aim of this study is to examine the variables that influence the learners' intention of using online learning platforms and usage behavior continuity to evaluate relationships between variables with a model proposal and to determine the predictive power of the model. Accordingly, a sustained technology acceptance model (STAM) was developed to identify the factors that influence learners' intention and usage behavior of online learning. The sample of this study consisted of learners registered in the Anadolu University Open Education System. As a result of the factor analyses, a 42-item measurement tool consisting of eleven factors was developed. Structural equation modeling revealed that the eleven-structured model explained 49.8% of perceived usefulness, 30.3% of perceived ease of use, 39.4% of usage intention, and 52.4% of usage behavior continuity, and all 12 proposed hypotheses were supported. The analysis to determine the predictive power of the model revealed that it has strong predictive power. The developed model is believed to be efficient in determining learners' expectations, supporting their adaptation to the online learning environment, and ensuring their continued usage.