Evaluating Success of E-Learning in Different Faculties of a University

Document Type : Original Article


1 Department of Computer Engineering, University of Science and Culture, Tehran, Iran

2 Department of Management and Economic, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University


The success of e-learning is still a challenging issue. This study presents a model for the evaluation of the success of e-learning in three different faculties. More specifically, the present article answers the question of whether e-learning success variables are different in different faculties. The method of this study was descriptive-survey research. Evaluating research validity was conducted through confirmatory factor analysis, and Cronbach's alpha was used to measure the reliability of the research instrument. The method of the structural equation was used for modeling. The findings reveal that the students’ opinions in the three faculties about the success variables were significantly different. In the Faculty of Engineering, teaching with a coefficient of 0.93, in the Humanities, service quality with a coefficient of 0.9, and in the Arts Faculty, support quality with a coefficient of 0.82 were identified as the highest impact factors. On the other hand, significant commonalities were observed.


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Dr. Mohammad Javad Shayegan is an Associate Professor at the Department of Computer Engineering at the University of Science and Culture, Tehran, Iran. He received his Ph.D. degrees in Information Technology and Multimedia Systems from the University Putra Malaysia in 2008. He is the founder and program chair for the IEEE  International Conference on Web Research (ICWR). His research interest is Web and data science, distributed systems and e-business.



Amir Ashoori  has received a master of information technology management at the Department of Management and Economic at the Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad  University, Tehran, Iran. His research interest is information systems and e-learning.