Rethinking Evaluating the Use of Distance Learning Systems in the Context of the Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology-2




Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology, Technology Acceptance Model, Distance Learning Systems


Various theories and models are used to understand the impact of technology in education. One of these models is the UTAUT-2 model. This model allows us to understand the acceptance and use of technology. In this study, students' intentions and behaviours related to using the UBYS system, which is used as a learning management system, were examined within the framework of the UTAUT-2 model. The structural equation model was also used in the study. Smart PLS 3.3.5 and IBM SPSS Statistics v20.0 programmes were used for all data analyses. The study was conducted with 208 university students in 2021-2022. The result of structural equation modeling is that performance expectancy, effort expectancy, facilitating conditions, and hedonic motivation are among the variables that influence the use and acceptance of UBYS. The components of the model explain 75% of behavioural intentions. With the knowledge gained in this study, it may be possible to increase the usefulness of the UBYS system used. At the same time, the results of this study should make an important contribution to the literature on the UTAUT-2 model.

Author Biographies

Yusuf Kalinkara, Gaziantep Islam Science and Technology University

Yusuf Kalinkara is a PhD student at Fırat University, Institute of Educational Sciences, Department of Computer Education and Instructional Technologies, and works as a lecturer at Gaziantep Islamic Science and Technology University, Department of Information Technologies. His interests are metaverse, educational technologies, blockchain, and NFT. Email: or

Tarik Talan, Gaziantep Islam Science and Technology University

Tarik Talan is an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Engineering at Gaziantep Islam Science and Technology University. He received his BSc in Computer Education and Instructional Technology from Inonu University in 2005, his MSc in Educational Technology from Suleyman Demirel University in 2014, and his PhD in the Department of Informatics, Istanbul University in 2018. His research areas include blended learning, distance education, augmented reality, meta-analysis, meta-thematic analysis, bibliometric analysis, and the use of social media in education. He has published his academic works in national and international journals. Email: or



How to Cite

Kalinkara, Y., & Talan, T. (2022). Rethinking Evaluating the Use of Distance Learning Systems in the Context of the Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology-2. Journal of Learning for Development, 9(2), 229–252.



Research Articles
Received 2022-01-13
Accepted 2022-05-13
Published 2022-07-19