Web-based learning environment and learner achievement: Mediating role of learners enjoyment

Zulkarnain*, Zahdi, Juhriyansyah DALLE
DOI: 10.14689/ejer.2021.94.18

Purpose: Grounded in the Environmental Learning Theory, this study was conducted to examine the role of web-based learning environment factors including access to learning, interaction, lecturer-support, equity, and investigation and how it affects learners’ achievement through the mediating role of learner’s enjoyment among the university students.
Methodology: Applying a time-lagged survey methodology, data was collected from 542 university students in Bengkulu, Indonesia. Data was analyzed using Smart PLS 3.0 software. Results: : The results revealed a positive impact of all 5- web-based learning environment factors on learners’ enjoyment and achievement. However, access to learning and interaction had the most prominent impact on learners’ enjoyment. At the same time, interaction and equity had the highest direct impact on the learners’ achievement. Additionally, all these associations of web-based learning environment factors with learners’ achievement were mediated by learners’ enjoyment Implications for Research and Practice: Further, key policy insights and multiple theoretical and managerial implications along with future research directions are suggested.
Keywords: Learners’ Achievement; Learners’ enjoyment; Web-Based Learning Environment; Access To Learning; Interaction; Lecturer-Support; Equity; Investigation.