Proceedings of The 5th International Academic Conference on Education
A Study Of E-Learning Readiness And Gender Differences Of Students In Chinese Higher Education Institutions
The purpose of this study was to examine Chinese university students’ readiness for E-learning and whether there are gender differences in E-learning readiness. To meet this purpose, this study used a quantitative research approach and data collection was conducted using an online questionnaire. A total of 88 college students participated in this study. These 88 students completed the Likert questionnaire on E-learning readiness. SPSS(Statistical Package for Social Sciences) was used to analyze the collected data descriptively and with analysis of variance. According to the findings, Chinese college students are relatively well prepared for E-learning, with high mean scores on several dimensions of technology access, online skills and relationships, online video/audio, Internet discussions, and importance to success, and moderate scores on motivation. In terms of gender differences, the study discovered significant differences in the E-learning readiness levels of Chinese university students based on gender, specifically in the online skills, interpersonal relationships, and importance to success dimensions. The findings of this study have implications for Chinese universities seeking to understand and improve the E-learning readiness levels of their students. In future research, this study should adopt a mixed-methods and large-sample approach.
keywords: E-learning, gender differences, higher education institution.