Influence of teachers' ICT skills on the adoption of an e-learning management system in Sport Psychology during the COVID-19 pandemic
Keywords:E-learning, ICT skills, COVID-19, teachers' influence, sports psychology.
This paper analyzes the effects of technical skills, i.e., information and communications technology (ICT) skills, in adopting e-learning systems in sports psychology using the Madrasati platform (MP) during the COVID-19 pandemic in Saudi Arabia. In this regard, Web-based questionnaire survey responses on the Madrasati forum are investigated. Statistical significance was established using IBM SPSS Statistics (SPSS) software with a Cronbach's alpha value of 0.607 and a p-value of less than 0.05. The study concluded that during the COVID-19 pandemic, by a shift to e-learning and distance education in sports psychology, 62.7% of students had improved ICT skills compared to their email skills. Furthermore, using the Madrasati platform for e-learning did not require a detailed course explanation, with 48.4% of students with high skill levels also in agreement. Finally, a demographic comparison of students' ICT skills with students' characteristics showed that with students using the Madrasati platform, the students' ICT skills were highly improved. Reliability statistics of the research hypothesis showed a Cronbach's alpha value of 0.607 and a Cronbach's alpha value based on the standardized item of 0.552, indicating quite a high level of internal consistency for our scale with this specific sample.