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ItemeLearning Adoption and eLearning Satisfaction of Learners: A case study of Management Program in a University of ThailandThis study investigates eLearning mode of learning in Master of Science in Management (MSM) program at a University in Thailand. The School has adopted the open source software ‘MOODLE’ for its engine of Learning Management System (LMS) by customizing it with video and interactive features, since its inception in 2004. This study is based on the basic proposition that Learners’ adoption of e-learning dependent on its effectiveness and usefulness, and their perceived satisfaction. The theoretical foundation of the study has been one of the empirically verified models developed by Shu- Sheng Liaw (2008), labelled as ‘Three-Tier Technology Use Model’ (3-TUM). It consisted of three interlinked tiers in a sequential order, viz., ‘the individual characteristics and/or system quality tier’ (1st tier), ‘the affective and/or cognitive tier’ (2nd tier), and ‘the behavioral intention tier’ (3rd tier). The model has integrated motivation, the self-cognitive theory (SCT), the theory of planned behavior (TPB), and the technology acceptance model (TAM). In this study the researcher has used questionnaire survey method where the sample units are learners who had undergone the program during the period 2007 to 2017 and a total of 270 cases were analyzed and the proposed model was modified and tested through Structural Equation Modeling (SEM). The study concludes that eLearning system quality and perceived self-efficacy of the learners are critical factors determining the behavioral intention to use eLearning as a mode of learning in higher education of Thailand. The study supports certain findings of Liaw (2008) that the considerations for effective eLearning system are Learner’s self-efficacy, Multi-media formats, and the Interaction environment.
ItemFactors facilitating foreign amateur musicians earn popularity on YouTube Worldwide: a case study of global and local identities of Thai Amateur MusiciansSince YouTube has been introduced to the music industry, it has played the important role for amateurs or unknown musicians to establish their own music careers while being independent from record labels. YouTube is recognized as one of freemium streaming music services helping musicians to publicize and increase their popularity in global audiences. However, not every musician would be popularly successful on being YouTubers or widely known enough. It leads to the questions what factors facilitating those musicians around the world became popular in this platform are. One of the most interesting factors is Globalization which means conducting business according to local and global considerations. Therefore, this research will focus on YouTube musicians in a country where a national identity is strong like Thailand which can be penetrated very well in this high competitive international market like YouTube. This research studied factors facilitating foreign musicians earn popularity on YouTube worldwide and how Thai amateur musicians succeed on YouTube. Quantitative data surveyed from a sample of 540 Thai who have experienced music via YouTube. Partial Least Square (SmartPLS) software was conducted to analyze Structural Equation Model (SEM). This study found that Culture Domination and Globalization are the highest two impact factors respectively towards YouTube popularity by foreign musicians.
ItemA structural equation model of factors influencing Thai digital music piracy: a conceptual perspective(Assumption University Press, 2016) Pannawit SanitnarathornThis study presents a conceptual framework, using structural equation modeling, of the variables that influence Thai digital music piracy. From both the 1997 and 2008 economic turmoil to the technological leaps from cassettes, to CDs, to the Internet and the related peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing technologies, the Thai music industry has and continues to witness tumultuous times. More recently, broadband and Internet enabled smart phones have exacerbated the issues swirling around digital music piracy and the loss of revenue to both the music label houses and their artists. This study is therefore focused on the variables that contribute to factors influencing piracy. Music labels and artists need to understand the motives that cause users willingness to embrace illegal downloading and develop methods and markets to counter this act which is making business unsustainable.