M-Readiness Assessment Model Development and Validation: Investigation of Readiness Index and Factors Affecting Readiness
Muhammad Bakhsh, Department of Computer Sciences, Allama Iqbal Open University, Islamabad, Pakistan ; Amjad Mahmood, Department of Computer Sciences, Allama Iqbal Open University, Islamabad, Pakistan & Department of Computer Science, College of Information Technology, University of Bahrain, Manama, Bahrain ; Nazir Sangi, Department of Computer Science, Allama Iqbal Open University, Islamabad, Pakistan
IJDET Volume 16, Number 1, ISSN 1539-3100 Publisher: IGI Global
It is important for distance learning institutions to be well prepared before designing and implementing any new technology based learning system to justify the investment and minimize failure risk. It can be achieved by systematically assessing the readiness of all stakeholders. This paper first proposes an m-readiness assessment process and subsequently describes different activities required to develop a m-readiness assessment model. The model was validated and applied to measure m-readiness index of Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU), Pakistan. Primary data (N=612) were collected. Factor analysis was applied. Extracted factors were confirmed with confirmatory factor analysis. Based on the extracted factors, m-readiness index was calculated. Furthermore, m-readiness index association with age, gender, program of study, income, locality and province were also analyzed by applying one way ANOVA and Kruskal Wallis. The results reveal that there is a significant difference in m-readiness with respect to income, locality, age, gender, program of study and province.
Bakhsh, M., Mahmood, A. & Sangi, N. (2018). M-Readiness Assessment Model Development and Validation: Investigation of Readiness Index and Factors Affecting Readiness. International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 16(1), 1-23. IGI Global.