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A new model for evaluating the effect of cloud computing on the e-learning development

Lila Rajabion (Department of Information Technology, University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee, Florida, USA)
Karzan Wakil (Research Center, Sulaimani Polytechnic University, Sulaimani, Iraq)
Arshad Badfar (Department of Computer Engineering, Central Tehran Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran)
Mohammad Nazif (Department of Management and Accounting, Shaid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran)
Ali Ehsani (Department of Industrial Management, Arak University, Arak, Iran)

Journal of Workplace Learning

ISSN: 1366-5626

Article publication date: 7 August 2019

Abstract

Purpose

Despite the importance of investigating the impact of cloud computing on the e-learning process, the relationship development between the two is not examined well. Thus, the main goal of this research is to assess how to improve the e-learning process by using cloud services. This paper aims to attempt to investigate the impact of cloud computing on e-learning development.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper is based on both quantitative and qualitative methodologies. For review-related work and statistical analysis of questionnaires, the SPSS 22 and SMART-PLS 3.2 software package are used.

Findings

The results from the study show that e-learning development is significantly influenced by the quality of services, cloud features, university readiness and users’ readiness.

Originality/value

The adoption of cloud technology within an instructional environment has the capacity of offering new opportunities for improvement and innovation for gaining knowledge of the process.

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Citation

Rajabion, L., Wakil, K., Badfar, A., Nazif, M. and Ehsani, A. (2019), "A new model for evaluating the effect of cloud computing on the e-learning development", Journal of Workplace Learning, Vol. 31 No. 5, pp. 324-344. https://doi.org/10.1108/JWL-12-2018-0156

Publisher

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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