The impact of three critical success factors on online learning at the higher institutions


  • Simon Adjei Tachie North-West University
  • Boahemaa Brenya Department of Information Systems, Ghana Communication Technology University
  • Kofi F. Owusu



Online learning, E-learning, Family wise error, Critical success factors, Learning Theories, Holm Bonferroni


Globalization and rapid technological change have made knowledge a critical determinant of competitiveness in the world’s economy. Online education has been auspicious and adjustable even to students with tight schedules. However several critical success factors need to be improved in order to enhance the effective learner experience. This paper is aimed at uncovering the impact of three critical success factors namely; instructional design, learner interaction and learner technology adaptation on learner experience. Hence, the discretions of 300 students were diagnosed using the Likert scale questionnaire ranging from strongly agree to strongly disagree. The Holm Bonferroni method from R- package version 0.88 (2021 edition), was engaged to reduce the family-wise error (FWER) associated with multiple hypothesis comparison. It was observed that at a 5% level of significance, the alternative hypothesis was acceptable in favor of the null hypothesis and the conclusion was that instructional design, learner interaction, and technology adaptation, have a direct impact on the learning experience of the learner. The adopted models for the three critical success factors were validated by the Fornell and Larcker's (1981) convergent reliability test and tolerable with high composite reliability of 0.71. In accordance with the adopted model, a well instructional design is suggested for compliance.


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Tachie, S. A., Brenya, B. ., & Owusu, K. F. . (2022). The impact of three critical success factors on online learning at the higher institutions. International Journal of Research in Business and Social Science (2147- 4478), 11(5), 460–471.



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