A Development of E-Learning Readiness Assessment System for Undergraduates of Xingyi Normal University for Nationalities of China.

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Wang Haiyang

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The purposes of this study were 1) to develop an E-learning readiness assessment system, 2) to study the component of E-learning readiness using the exploratory factor analysis (EFA), 3) to assess E-learning readiness of undergraduate students in Xingyi normal University for nationalities, and 4) to compare the difference of E-learning readiness of the School of Biology and Chemistry and the School of Information and Technology. This research was the Research and Development design (R&D). The sample was the first-year, the second-year, and the third-year students in the School of Biology and Chemistry and School of Information and Technology. A total of 642 samples were selected by stratified random sampling technique. An E-learning readiness assessment system was developed based on PHP technology and MySQL database which aim to obtain efficient and accurate collection of investigation data. The instrument used to collect data was a web-based questionnaire survey system. The results of the questionnaire survey were analyzed using statistical methods such as descriptive statistics, T-test, analysis of variance, exploratory factor analysis and principal component analysis. The results shown that there were five dimensions of E-learning readiness questionnaire survey system consisted of learning conditions and support, learning basic skills, computer application skills, learning attitude and self-management skills respectively. The findings indicated that undergraduate students had better learning conditions and support. They had moderate level of learning basic skills and computer application skills. However they were lower of learning attitude and self-management skills. The results of comparison between the two schools found that students in the School of Information and Technology demonstrated certain professional advantages in E-learning readiness.

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