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ERIC Number: ED557249
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jul
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
ISBN: 978-989-8704-08-5
Dealing with Malfunction: Locus of Control in Web-Conferencing
Klebl, Michael
International Association for Development of the Information Society, Paper presented at the International Conference e-Learning 2014. Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems (Lisbon, Portugal, Jul 15-19, 2014)
This paper considers how students deal with malfunctions that occur during the use of web conferencing systems in learning arrangements. In a survey among participants in online courses that make use of a web-conferencing system (N = 129), the relationship between a preference for internal or external locus of control and the perception of technical difficulties is examined. This study starts from the idea that the experience of malfunctions has an influence on the acceptance of information systems in education, while support services are availed mainly by users who act responsible in using technology anyway. [For full proceedings, see ED557189.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Germany