Use Behaviors, Quality, and Acceptance of Open Educational Resources for Supporting Pre-degree Students’ Learning in an Academic Marketplace University

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Paiboon Saengsuk
Yotravee Waythongkhum
Veera Thaipanich


The objective of this research is (1) use behaviors, quality, and acceptance. The researcher also compares (2) the quality and the acceptance of open educational resources in supporting the learning of pre-degree students at an academic marketplace university. Using mixed research methods. Insofar as concerns the quantitative phase of research, the researcher employed frequency, percentage, mean and standard deviation as techniques of descriptive statistics for analyzing the data collected. Furthermore, the researcher utilized at test technique and the one-way analysis of variance (ANOVA) technique.

Findings are as follows: The pre-degree students occasionally used educational resources. They used e-book at 33.5 percent, e-learning at 31.6 percent, RU Cyber classroom at 41.6 percent, and course on demand at 23.7 percent. They had used educational resources for less than a year. They used smartphones for accessibility at 1 to 2 hours per session. They had learned of these resources from friends. They had never been trained in using these resources at the university.

The quality of educational resources overall and in each aspect was found to be at a high level. These students showed acceptance of these educational resources overall and in each aspect at a high level. In descending order were the aspects of perceived benefits and perceived ease of use. In addition, pre-degree students who differed in gender, age, and year of study exhibited concomitant differences in their opinions toward the quality of open educational resources overall and in each aspect, but not at the statistically significant level of .05.


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Saengsuk, P., Waythongkhum, Y., & Thaipanich, V. (2020). Use Behaviors, Quality, and Acceptance of Open Educational Resources for Supporting Pre-degree Students’ Learning in an Academic Marketplace University. Ph.D. In Social Sciences Journal, 10(1), 150–163. Retrieved from
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