The research reveals that whatever is the perception and theory of a user about the ICTs and e-Learning environment, the same is reflected through his/her attitude toward using educational technologies for teaching and learning purposes. This study is about the measurement of relationships between the predictors (perceptions about educational technologies and the development and use practices) and the criteria variables (problems, satisfaction and prospects) among the e-Learning users in higher education institutions (HEIs) of North-West Frontier Province (NWFP), Pakistan. The research shows that 81% of problems, 57% of satisfaction and 23% of prospects is explained by the predictors. Furthermore, problems are explained by all four predictors; Satisfaction by three but prospects are predicted by two variables only. The surprising finding is that prospects are not defined by the ‘existing development and use practices’. Rather, their perceptions about ICTs and e-Learning tools strongly forecast the prospects.
Key words: Perceptions about ICTs, educational technologies, e-learning development and use practices, user-problems, user-satisfaction, prospects of ICTs, e-learning.
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