Document Type : Original Research Paper


Faculty of Administrative Sciences and Economics, University of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran


Internet has been a significant effect on the establishment of virtual education. Virtual education is a term that involves online learning by using e-learning. This study analyzes the affecting factors for virtual education acceptance with emphasize on the internal factors and its statistical population is, virtual faculty students of Isfahan University who have been completed the questionnaires either by their presence or through the‌ internet (electronic questionnaires). In comparing this research with others in this field we will understand that, there is more recognition of the internal factors affecting the learners in this paper, in this study, we emphasize on these factors; and we consider the motivation and self-efficacy as internal factors. According to the technology acceptance model, we consider the direct effect of the motivation variables, ease of perceived use, cognition’s benefits, the indirect effect of social influence, system quality, facilitating condition and self-efficiency on behavioral tendency and students’ acceptance of virtual education. SPSS 19 and Amos 18 software have been used to analyze the data. The 121 questionnaire findings showed that Social influences and system quality have an impact on cognition’s benefits. Also it must be noted that we showed the effect of facilitating conditions and self-efficiency on ease of perceived use and effect of ease perceived use of the cognition’s benefits. Also on we accepted that motivation, ease of perceived use and cognition’s benefits have a direct effect on the students tendency and their behavioral tendency. 


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