Structural Equation Model: an Analysis of Learning Management Systems Acceptance

  •  Victor Daniel Gil-Vera    
  •  Isabel Cristina Puerta-Lopera    
  •  Catalina Quintero-Lopez    


The continuous growth of ICT in the last decade is transforming the traditional model of teaching and learning based on face-to-face master classes. Today there are virtual online educational platforms that allow students and teachers to interact virtually and use multimedia resources from any mobile device or computer with Internet access. The transition from presence to virtuality can generate resistance to change, this situation must be analyzed to take strategies that allow the effective implementation of virtual educational platforms by teachers and students. The aim of this paper was to identify the aspects that influence the use behavior of learning management systems (LMS), based on data from an online survey sent to 250 students of systems engineering. This research analyzes the impact of five constructs; platform operation, planning and scheduling, teaching program contents, methodology and competencies of teachers, communication and interaction and allocation and use of media resources with use behavior. This paper concludes that the platform operation, planning and scheduling, communication and interaction, the allocation and use of media resources are the constructs that more influence the use behavior of LMS regardless teaching program contents and competencies of teachers.

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