Factors influencing postgraduate students’ intention to use learning management system

  • Kamaludeen Samaila Kebbi State University of Science and Technology, Nigeria
  • Mas Nida Md. Khambari Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
  • Jeya Amantha Kumar Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
  • Mona Masood Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
Keywords: LMS, UTAUT, technology acceptance, postgraduate, Malaysia


Learning management systems (LMS) are continuously being implemented in tertiary institutions to manage and strengthen educational activities. LMS such as Moodle facilitates the management of learning content, collaboration, and communication. However, there have been limited studies examining factors influencing postgraduate students’ intention to use LMS in Malaysian universities, as studies mainly concentrate on undergraduates’ use intentions. Therefore, this study investigates factors influencing the behavioural intention to use LMS based on the Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology (UTAUT) model. The results indicated performance expectancy (PE) followed by social influence (SI) and effort expectancy (EE) as the factors influencing the behavioural intention (BI) to use LMS. Concurrently, facilitating conditions (FC) were found not to influence BI, and we denote that socio-economy standings and maturity influence their overall acceptance of the LMS. Practical and theoretical implications are discussed accordingly.

Received: 13 August 2021
Accepted: 11 April 2022


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Author Biographies

Kamaludeen Samaila, Kebbi State University of Science and Technology, Nigeria

Lecture in the Department of Technology Education, Kebbi State University of Science and Technology, Aliero, Nigeria. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in education technology at the Centre for Instructional Technology and Multimedia, Universiti Sains Malaysia. His research areas include ICT in Education, Educational Technology, E-learning, Blended Learning, and Flipped Classroom.

Mas Nida Md. Khambari, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia

Senior Lecturer in Educational Technology at the Department of Foundations of Education, Faculty of Educational Studies, Universiti Putra Malaysia. She graduated with a PhD. Curriculum & Instruction (Educational Communications & Technology) from University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her areas of expertise include information and communications technology, learning technologies and innovation, teachers’ professional development, mobile technologies and smart board technologies, the social, cultural and historical aspects of which technologies are situated, qualitative research, and grounded theory. In 2016, she inaugurated the first Innovation Showcase program to exhibit innovations in teaching and learning that she and her students had created at the Faculty of Educational Studies, Universiti Putra Malaysia. She also conducts workshops for school teachers on 21st Century Teaching and on Using Social Media and Apps at the University of Nottingham, Malaysia. She is currently the Chair of the SIG for the Development of Information and Communication Technology in the Asia-Pacific Neighbourhood (DICTAP) under the auspices of APSCE (Asia Pacific Society for Computers in Education).

Jeya Amantha Kumar, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia

B.Sc. (Hons) in Electrical Engineering from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Johor, Malaysia in 2001, M. Ed. in Technical and Vocational education from Universiti Tun Hussein Onn, Johor, Malaysia in 2003, and a Ph.D. in Instructional System Design from Universiti Sains Malaysia, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia in 2016. She is currently working as a senior lecturer in the Centre for Instructional Technology and Multimedia, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Pulau Pinang. Malaysia. She is passionate about instructional technology, mobile learning, design education, engineering education, structural equation modelling and Human-Computer Interaction.

Mona Masood, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia

Ph.D. in Instructional Systems Technology from Indiana University and has more than two decades of experience in human-computer interaction and visual communication. Currently a Professor and the Deputy Director (Academic, Career & International) at the Centre for Instructional Technology and Multimedia, USM, she has been conducting research that involves using eye-tracking devices specifically in message design to help reduce cognitive load and enhance engagement. Throughout her academic journey, she has secured three national grants and four university level grants as the project leader. Presently, she is involved in one of the university’s initiatives to enrich students’ learning experience through the use of Augmented and Virtual Reality. She has also successfully graduated six PhD students as the main supervisor, seven as the co-supervisor and published over 86 research articles in various journals as well as journal proceedings.


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How to Cite
Samaila, Kamaludeen, Mas Nida Md. Khambari, Jeya Amantha Kumar, and Mona Masood. 2022. “Factors Influencing Postgraduate students’ Intention to Use Learning Management System”. Tuning Journal for Higher Education 9 (2), 151-76. https://doi.org/10.18543/tjhe.2177.