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Comparative analysis of learning management systems usage among tertiary students in Ghana

Issah Bala Abdulai 1 * , Daniel Paa Korsah 2
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1 Kibi Presbyterian College of Education, Kibi, GHANA2 Komenda College of Education, Komenda, GHANA* Corresponding Author
Journal of Digital Educational Technology, 4(2), 2024, ep2414,
Published Online: 06 May 2024, Published: 01 July 2024
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The objective of this study was to employ the unified theory of acceptance and use of technology (UTAUT) model to compare the differences in learning management systems (LMSs) usage by age, gender, and institution type among tertiary students in Ghana. The research used a survey design to collect quantitative data for the study. Multi-stage sampling was used to sample 476 tertiary students from three categories of tertiary institutions: public universities, technical universities, and colleges of education. Questionnaires were employed as a means of data collection and the data were analyzed using ANOVA, independent sample t-test, and post-hoc analysis. The results indicate that there is a statistically significant difference in performance expectancy, effort expectancy, and behavioral intention between the groups of tertiary institution users of LMS. The study concluded that the usage and acceptance rate of LMS among tertiary students was moderate. This work is a valuable contribution to the existing body of knowledge. Thus, providing empirical data on the comparative analysis of LMS usage among Ghanaian tertiary students that has implication for policy and practice. The study recommends that tertiary institutions should develop policies governing the usage of LMS across their various campuses.


Abdulai, I. B., & Korsah, D. P. (2024). Comparative analysis of learning management systems usage among tertiary students in Ghana. Journal of Digital Educational Technology, 4(2), ep2414.


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