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A model for assessing blog-based learning systems success

Yi-Shun Wang (Department of Information Management, National Changhua University of Education, Changhua, Taiwan)
Hsien-Ta Li (Department of Information Management, National Changhua University of Education, Changhua, Taiwan)
Ci-Rong Li (Department of Management, Fuqing Branch of Fujian Normal University, Fuqing City, People's Republic of China)
Chian Wang (Department of Information Management, National Changhua University of Education, Changhua, Taiwan)

Online Information Review

ISSN: 1468-4527

Article publication date: 4 November 2014

Abstract

Purpose

Based on previous information systems/educational technology success models, the purpose of this paper is to establish a comprehensive, multidimensional model for assessing blog-based learning systems success.

Design/methodology/approach

Data collected from 240 blog-based learning systems users in the context of higher education were tested against the model using the structural equation modelling approach.

Findings

The results indicate the interrelationships between six system success variables: system quality, content quality, context and linkage quality, user satisfaction, system use, and learning performance. In particular, this study confirms that quality attributes positively affect user satisfaction, which in turn positively influences learning performance directly or indirectly through the mediation of system use.

Originality/value

This study is a pioneering effort to develop and validate a blog-based learning systems success model.

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Acknowledgements

This research was substantially supported by the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) of Taiwan under grant number MOST 100-2511-S-018-028-MY3.

Citation

Wang, Y.-S., Li, H.-T., Li, C.-R. and Wang, C. (2014), "A model for assessing blog-based learning systems success", Online Information Review, Vol. 38 No. 7, pp. 969-990. https://doi.org/10.1108/OIR-04-2014-0097

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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